Friday Fun Fact – Lemon Migrant Butterflies

lemon migrant butterflies

We are excited to have beautiful sun-yellow Lemon Migrant butterflies (Catopsilia Pomona) at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary now.

They are a vibrant, striking butterfly. Their wing colour can vary from yellow to creamy white, with dark margins.

Their caterpillars are a well camouflaged green colour with creamy white lines along each side.

The Lemon Migrant is found across tropical Australia – from Western Australia to all the way across to Queensland, and then throughout eastern parts of Queensland and New South Wales.

Large migrations of Lemon Migrants sometimes occur with butterflies flying from south to north.

The Lemon Migrant caterpillars feed on Cassia fistula tree and other native Cassia, and can often be found in suburban gardens.

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Amanda Perry