Large Grass Yellow

These butterflies breed quickly, build up large numbers and are migratory. The butterfly uses some of the waste product of the chrysalis to form their yellow colouring. The female is usually paler in colour with broader black margins.

Scientific Name
Eurema hecabe
Feeds On
Willgar (Breynia oblongifolia)
Usual Location
Northern Australia
Best Viewing
Throughout the year
Wing Span
The caterpillar is green with a white band along each side edged with yellow and is covered in short hairs.
The pupa has a pointed head and a ventral keel. The pupa is green and is held by cremaster and girdle to a stem of the host plant.