Eurema hecabe contubernalis: Common Grass Yellow

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The Common Grass Yellow is a small pierid butterfly species found in Asia or Africa. They are found flying close to the ground and are found in open grass and scrub habitats.
Plant shown in this photo is Stachytarpheta indica: Indian Snakeweed, Blue snakeweed, Nettle-leaved vervain.

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This butterfly has bright lemon yellow wings with black bordering on the upperside and dark brown markings on the underside. Average wingspan 35-45 mm

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“I spy a yellow butterfly” 🙂
Plant shown in this photo is Pithecellobium dulce. This plant could grown as a tree that reaches a height of about 10 to 15 m/33 to 49 ft. Its trunk is spiny and its leaves are bipinnate. The flowers are greenish-white and fragrant. The flowers produce a pod with an edible pulp.

All photos taken @ Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore 20110222.

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