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Colotis etrida (Boisduval, 1836) – Little Orange-tip

Subspecies in India:

(1) Colotis etrida etrida (Boisduval, 1836) – Indian Little Orange-tip

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Cadaba fruticosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Maerua oblongifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Capparaceae). Salvadora persica (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Salvadoraceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Pieridae > Pierinae > Teracolini > Colotis

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhakare, M., and R. P. Mahajan. 2021. Colotis etrida (Boisduval, 1836) – Little Orange-tip. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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