PIERINAE, PIERIDAE, PAPILIONOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Biology Department of National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan)
This Caterpillar feeds on various plants from the family CAPPARACEAE including :
The adult butterflies have white wngs with a black wingtips, and an extra black spot by the tip of each forewing. Underneath: the wing patterns are similar, except the underside of each hindwing is pale yellow. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
Various subspecies occur throughout south-east Asia, for example in:
In Australia, the species has only been found in a small area of the north of
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, p. 320.
Johan Christian Fabricius,
Entomologia systematica emendata et aucta,
Volume 3, Part 1 (1793), p. 194, No. 604.
(updated 6 January 2010, 29 October 2013, 14 April 2015)