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Plain Orange Tip
Wingspan of 20-32mm. A small white butterfly. The forewing apex is bright yellow-orange and varies between dry and wet season forms.
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Status, distribution and habitat
Like the other members of the genus, it is confined to the north of the island and shares the same habitats. However, the Plain Orange Tip is never found far from the coast, and occurs only within 3 to 5 miles inland. When disturbed, it flies hurriedly in a zigzag path to hide in a nearby thicket. It usually rests on a leaf close to the ground where it is difficult to see. The male is far more abundant than the female.
Very similar to the Little Orange Tip.
The larvae feed on Cadaba indica.
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