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  No-brand Grass-yellow (Eurema brigitta)





No-brand Grass-yellow | Eurema brigitta photo
Small Grass Yellow

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INSECT FACTS

Identification
The No-brand Grass-yellow is a yellow butterfly with brown wing margins on upper side of forewings and hindwings. There are two forms - wet-season and dry-season. Males have a plain yellow underside in the wet-season form , and some tiny spots on the underside in the dry-season form. Females have a few tiny brown spots on the yellow underside of the hindwings. The No-brand Grass-yellow is similar to the Lined Grass-yellow which is smaller with much thinner brown band on upper surface of hindwings and dark streaks under the wings in the dry-season form.

Other Names
Small Grass Yellow

Size
length 33mm - 36mm

Habitat
grassland, woodland

Breeding
larvae feeds on Chamaecrista nomame, Neptunia dimorphantha

Range
found in eastern coastal regions of Australia from central New South Wales to tip of Cape York in Queensland. Also occurs in top end of Northern Territory



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Pieridae
Genus:Eurema
Species:brigitta
Common Name:No-brand Grass-yellow

Relatives in same Genus
  Papuan Grass-yellow (E. blanda)
  Large Grass-yellow (E. hecabe)
  Lined Grass-yellow (E. laeta)