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  Papuan Grass-yellow (Eurema blanda)





Papuan Grass-yellow | Eurema blanda photo
Three-spot Grass Yellow

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PAPUAN GRASS-YELLOW FACTS

Identification
The Papuan Grass-yellow or Three-Spot Grass Yellow butterfly has bright yellow upper wings edged with dark brown or black. The underside of the forewing has a square brown patch in the corner. It is similar in appearance to the Large Grass-yellow which has a more uneven edge separating the yellow from the dark wing border on the upper surface of the forewings.

Other Names
Three-Spot Grass Yellow

Size
length 40mm - 42mm

Range
found in Asia and on Christmas Island (not found on mainland Australia).



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Pieridae
Genus:Eurema
Species:blanda
Common Name:Papuan Grass-yellow

Relatives in same Genus
  No-brand Grass-yellow (E. brigitta)
  Large Grass-yellow (E. hecabe)
  Lined Grass-yellow (E. laeta)