Mottled Emigrant


  • Common Name : Mottled Emigrant
  • Scientific Name : Catopsilia pyranthe (Linnaeus)
  • Family : PIERIDAE
  • Wingspan : 50-70mm
  • Colour : The upperside is dull white and the underside is finely striated with light brown or dark grey.
  • Habit : Energetic butterfly, flies close to the ground in a powerful manner. While resting, the wings are closed over the back. Feeds on flowers of herbs and shrubs like Cajanus cajan, Lantana camara, Sesbania sesban, Momordica charantia etc.
  • Larval Host Plants : C. sophera, Cassia fistula, C. siamea, C. tora
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal