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Eurema blanda, the three-spot grass yellow,[3][4] is a small butterfly of the family Pieridae which is found in Sri Lanka, India and southeast Asia.[3][4][1][2]

Three-spot grass yellow
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In Kerala, India
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Eurema
Species: E. blanda
Binomial name
Eurema blanda
Boisduval, 1836
Synonyms
  • Terias silhetana Wallace, 1867[1]
  • Terias citrina Moore, [1881][2]

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DescriptionEdit

Wet form: Male. Upper-side lemon-yellow. Fore-wing with the outer marginal black band anteriorly broader than in Sri Lankan specimens of Eurema hecabe, the posterior end shorter and its inner edge outwardly oblique. Hind-wing with a moderately broad black outer band. Underside. Both wings with more or less defined ordinary markings of wet form. Fore-wing with three marks in the cell, in addition to the discocellular. No sub-apical patch. Female. Not seen.

Intermediate form: Male. Not seen. Female. Upper-side. Fore-wing with similar outer band to the wet form. Hind-wing with a broad black outer marginal band. Underside with slightly-defined ordinary brown markings as in wet form. Fore-wing with a brown sub-apical patch.

Dry form: Smaller than in wet form. Male. Upper-side. Fore-wing with narrower outer marginal band, its posterior end much smaller. Hind-wing with a slender outer band. Underside. Both wings with similar ordinary markings to the wet form. Fore-wing with a more or less defined sub-apical patch. Female. Upper-side. Fore-wing with a broader black outer band than in male. Hind-wing with a much broader outer band than in male. Underside. Both wings similar to male.

Extreme Dry form: Male not seen. Female. Upper-side. Fore-wing with a broad black outer band, its posterior portion angled obliquely outward from the lower median veinlet. Hind-wing with a moderately broad outer band. Underside. Both wings with ordinary markings as in Ddry form. Fore-wing with a prominent almost complete quadrate apical brown patch.


Food plantsEdit

Caesalpinia mimosoides and Bauhinia purpurea.[5]

 
Laying eggs on Albizia julibrissin
 
Eeurema blanda and a Vespidae on a Tagetes lucida (marigold), in Laos

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b   One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a work now in the public domain: Bingham, C.T. (1907). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. II (1st ed.). London: Taylor and Francis, Ltd. pp. 257–258.
  2. ^ a b c   One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a work now in the public domain: Swinhoe, Charles (1905–1910). Lepidoptera Indica. Vol. VII. London: Lovell Reeve and Co. pp. 65–66.
  3. ^ a b Varshney, R.K.; Smetacek, Peter (2015). A Synoptic Catalogue of the Butterflies of India. New Delhi: Butterfly Research Centre, Bhimtal & Indinov Publishing, New Delhi. p. 68. doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.3966.2164. ISBN 978-81-929826-4-9.
  4. ^ a b Savela, Markku. "Eurema blanda (Boisduval, 1836)". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  5. ^ Kunte, K. (2006). Additions to known larval host plants of Indian butterflies. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 103(1):119-120.

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