Northern Pearl White
PIERINAE, PIERIDAE, PAPILIONOIDEA
This Caterpillar is known to feed on :
The upper surfaces of the wings of the adult butterfly are white with black tips to the forewings. The undersides are white with grey forewing tips, and a pale yellow suffusion toward the base of each forewing. The butterfly has a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species is found in the tropics in
and in the tropical north of Australia in
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 1, pp. 318-319.
William Henry Miskin,
Note on some undescribed Australian Lepiodoptera (Heterocera),
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 6, Part 5 (1891), p. 263.
(updated 1 January 2012, 12 April 2015)