Butterfly guide

Butterflies: Common grass yellow

Common grass yellow

Eurema hecabe

A flutter of light sulphur wings, this erratic fast flying butterfly is a common sight in gardens. It has a variety of hosts, so it can take advantage of many ornamental and wild trees. Its yellow wings are dotted with brown spots on the underside and the upperside front wings have a dark chocolate brown corner.

Food items: Nectar (as butterfly), host plant (as caterpillar)

Host plants: Pithecellobium, Cassia, Moullava, Acacia, Caesalpinia, Albizia and Sesbania

Habitat: Gardens, roadsides, secondary growth

Ecological Function: Pollinator

Food chain level: Primary consumer

Dispersal: Likely it has limited dispersal range, but it can move through open areas and road verges

Common grass yellow (Eurema hecabe)

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