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Species Pyrisitia proterpia - Tailed Orange - Hodges#4236

Tailed Yellow - Pyrisitia proterpia Tailed Orange - Pyrisitia proterpia Tailed-orange - Pyrisitia proterpia Tailed Orange caterpillar - Pyrisitia proterpia Pyrisitia proterpia Tailed Orange (Winter Form) - Pyrisitia proterpia unkown butterfly - Pyrisitia proterpia Tailed Orange - Pyrisitia proterpia
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Pieridae (Whites, Sulphurs, Yellows)
Subfamily Coliadinae (Sulphurs and Yellows)
Genus Pyrisitia
Species proterpia (Tailed Orange - Hodges#4236)
Hodges Number
4236
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eurema proterpia (Fabricius, 1775)
Papilio proterpia Fabricius, 1775
placed in genus Pyrisitia, as per the classification of Opler and Warren (see discussion here)
Size
Wingspan 4.5-5.7 cm. (1)
Identification
Sexually dimorphic and two seasonal forms. (1)