Pink or Macleay's Grass Yellow
(previously known as Pieris herla)
COLIADINAE , PIERIDAE , PAPILIONOIDEA
These Caterpillars feed on :
The adults are mainly yellow, with a smoothly rounded black area at the upperside of the tips of each fore wing, and dark dots at the ends of the veins at the margin of the upper side of the hind wings.
Underneath, they have yellow fore wings, and orange hind wings that have some indistinct darker bands. The wing span is about 3 cms.
This species is found over most of the north and east of Australia, including
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, pp. 301-302. <
William Sharp Macleay,
in Philip Parker King :
Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia,
Volume 2 (1826), Appendix B, pp. 460-461, No. 144.
(updated 1 January 2012, 14 April 2015)