Spotless Grass Yellow, Line Grass Yellow
(previously known as Terias laeta)
COLIADINAE, PIERIDAE, PAPILIONOIDEA
The Caterpillar grows to a length of about 3 cms. The pupa is green and attached to a twig of the foodplant with a cremaster and girdle.
The upper surfaces of the wings of the adult butterflies are yellow with black edges. The undersides are pale orange with brown markings, and with a large yellow oval under each forewing. The butterfly has a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species occurs as various subspecies across Asia, including
and in the tropical north of Australia in
Further reading :
Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Dechauffour de Boisduval,
Species Général des Lépidoptéres,
Histoire naturelle des insectes,
Volume 1 (1836), pp. 674-675, No 56.
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, pp. 299-301.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 225.
(updated 9 July 2009, 29 October 2013)