As the name suggests this butterfly is migratory. The butterfly can differ in colouring ranging from light lime green to cream to yellow/white. Antennae may be pink or black. The wings of the female are pale yellow with black edges and spots.
- Scientific Name
- Catopsilia pomona
- Feeds On
- Golden Shower Tree (Cassia fistula) or Leichhardt Bean Tree (Cassia brewsterii)
- Usual Location
- Eastern Australia
- Best Viewing
- Throughout the year
- Wing Span
- The caterpillar is green with a cream and black dorsal stripe. The caterpillar has a pale green head with black dots.
- The pupa is also hard to see as it closely resembles a leaf. It is green with a pointed head, and often attached upright to a stem of the host plant by cremaster and girdle.