Catopsilia pyranthe pyranthe

Linnaeus 1758 - The Mottled Emigrant

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

A common species, regularly to be found in the environs of gardens and villages at lower altitudes. It is the smallest of the three Catopsilia species found in the region

There are records of this species participating in migratory flights, but not to the same extent as its near relative, Catopsilia pomona.

Flight Period



40 - 55mm

Early Stages

Fully known. More detailed life history information is available from the following resource: ButterflyCircle Blog (courtesy of Dr. Horace Tan.)

Larval Foodplant

Cassia species


Throughout the Oriental Region.