The Small Grass Yellow Butterfly (Eurema brigitta) is a common butterfly from Asia, Africa, and Australia in the Pieridae family – yellow and white butterflies. It is also called the Broad-Bordered Grass Yellow.
The Small Grass Yellow Butterfly is bright yellow with thin black-edged or grey-edged wings. It has minute grey spots scattered on its wings. Its body and legs are white. Its underside is pale yellow.
It has a wingspan of about 3 centimetres (an inch) wide.
The Small Grass Yellow Butterfly is abundant in bushlands, grasslands, and savannahs. They are quite numerous after rain, when they gather at damp spots on roadsides, puddles, or streams of water.
The caterpillar eats plants, and the adult butterfly eats nectar from flowers.
Females lay white eggs on leaves or flower buds. The eggs hatch into green or reddish-brown caterpillars. Caterpillars pupate – they make a chrysalis, which is a casing. Inside the casing, the caterpillar undergoes metamorphosis (changes), and it emerges as an adult butterfly.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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