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Catopsilia pomona (Fabricius, 1775) – Lemon Emigrant

Subspecies in India:

(1) Catopsilia pomona pomona (Fabricius, 1775) – Oriental Lemon Emigrant. This is also known as the Common Emigrant.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Bauhinia racemosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Butea monosperma (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Cassia (Robinson et al. 2010), Cassia fistula (Robinson et al. 2010; Wynter-Blyth 1957), Dalbergia latifolia (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Senna tora (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Senna siamea (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Sesbania grandiflora (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Fabaceae).

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 > Coliadinae > Catopsilia

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K. 2021. Catopsilia pomona (Fabricius, 1775) – Lemon Emigrant. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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