|Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk)
|Date Taken: 2010-12-31|
|Camera: Nikon coolpix L110|
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|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2011-01-01 2:48|
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Common Grass Yellow
Eurema hecabe simulata Moore PIERIDAE
Upperside bright yellow. FW with broadly black excavated border in the apex and termen. HW with narrow irregular border. The borders broader in female. Underside both wings yellow. FW with 2 cell black spots and the border not or less excavated in dry season form. Irregular ring spots outside the cell in both wings. Wingspan 40-50mm.
An extremely variable species with many races/ varieties and seasonal forms. The commonest of the 6 species of Grass Yellows in India. An avid mud puddler especially male in damp patches and a compulsive migrant in the south. Visits flowers of Acacias, Horse-purslane, land-caltroph, Lantana, Fiddle-leaved jatropha, Ceylon carissa, bachelorís button, dividivi, euphorbia geniculata, etc.
Green. Body rough, hairless with yellowish white lateral streak
Feeds mostly on species of Cassia and Acacia, especially the sickle senna, Indian laburnum, manila tamarind, dhencha, dividivi, fenugreek, mysore thorn caesalpinia, wagatea spicata Albizia spp. Etc.
India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, fiji, japan, tonga, new guinea, korea, Australia and south eastern china.
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