Elodina tongura Tindale 1923
(one synonym : Papilio endora Donovan, 1805)
PIERINAE ,   PIERIDAE ,   PAPILIONOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Elodina tongura
(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

The upper surfaces of the wings of the adult butterfly are white with black wingtips. The undersides are white with grey wingtips, and an lemon-yellow tinge at the base of each fore wing. The butterfly has a wingspan of about 4 cms.

The species is found in Australia only on Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the north of the Northern Territory.

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(updated 18 October 1999)