Lemon Migrant

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.