Native Animals

Catopsilia pomona

Lemon Emigrant
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

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Description

Commonly known as the Lemon Emigrant, Catopsilia pomona gets the name from its habit of migration. It is a medium-sized butterfly with a wingspan about 6.0 to 7.4 mm long. This species distributed from South China through Southeast Asia as far as the Solomon Islands and northern Australia. It can be found in open countries, gardens, villages, parks, waysides and the forest edges. This butterfly is flying fast at moderate height and often seen where the ornamental host plants of Senna are grown (Kirton, 2014).  

The Lemon Emigrant has pale yellowish-green to orange-yellow wings with a black upperside borders. The reddish-brown rings or patches are present on the underside of subsp. pamona but are absent in subsp. crocale (Kirton, 2014).

Location

by State Location
  • Terengganu 1
  • Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur 1
by Protected Areas Location
  • Wildlife Sanctuary/Reserve 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

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Aishah Hani Azil (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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  • Mosquitoes
  • Biodiversity
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Azidah Abdul Aziz (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Insects (Taxonomy)
  • Biodiversity
  • PM
Fatimah Abang (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  • Insects
  • Butterflies and Moths
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  • Marine & Coastal
  • SBH
  • SWK
Heo Chong Chin (Dr.)
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems
  • Medical
  • Science
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
Khaironizam Md Zain (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Fishes
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
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  • Science
  • PM
Liew Thor Seng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Insects
  • Molluscs
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  • Evolution
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  • PM
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  • SEA
Nivaarani Arumugam (Ms.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
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  • Forest
  • PM
  • SBH
Noor Azrizal Bin Abdul Wahid (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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  • PM
Raja Muhammad Zuha (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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  • PM
Rosli Hashim (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
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  • PM
  • W
Suhaila Abd Hamid (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Insects
  • Insects (Taxonomy)
  • Insects (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
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  • PM
Sze Huei Yek (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Ants
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  • Mosquitoes
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  • Ecology
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  • Evolution
  • PM
  • SBH
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Tan Li Peng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Arachnids
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  • Biodiversity
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  • PM
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Chey, V.K. & Lim-Hasegawa, D. (2008). Insect fauna of Lake Linumunsut. Sepilok Bulletin 8, 23-48. http://www.forest.sabah.gov.my/docs/frc/Sepilok%20Bulletin%20Vol.%208.pdf
  2. Chung, A.Y.C., Chew, S.K.F., Majapun, R. & Nilus, R. (2013). Insect diversity of Bukit Hampuan Forest Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5 (10), 4461-4473. https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o3243.4461-73
Book
  1. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Mohd Nasir, A.H., Ahmad Fadzil, A.M., Richard, A.M. & Latiff, A. (2014). Hutan Gunung Besar Hantu, Negeri Sembilan: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 254.
  2. Corbet, A.S. & Pendlebury, H.M. (1993). The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. Malaysian Nature Society, Malaysia. pp. 597.
  3. Kirton, L.G. (2014). A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. John Beaufoy Publishing, England. pp. 176.
  4. Latiff, A. (2010). Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve: Green Lung of Kuala Lumpur. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 100.
  5. Maimon, A., Norhayati, A. & Sharifah Mastura, S.A. (2019). Biodiversity in Oil Palm Malaysia. Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. pp. 123.
  6. Praveena, B.K. & Maria Arlene, J.A.S. (2013). Compendium of Facts and Figures. 2nd Edition. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia. pp. 161.
Online
  1. Malaysia Butterfly Checklist. Nature Society (Singapore). Retrieved February 18, 2021, from http://www.nss.org.sg/butterflies_list/check_list.php?cl_mst.id=1&ac=v
Unpublish
  1. Checklist of Biodiversity of Setiu (2019)

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Abdul Razak Mohd Nor Rasid, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mrs. Hakimah Binti Jaafar, Mr. Muhammad Afiq Bin Senen, Ms. Noor Zahidah Binti Ahmad Sobri, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nursyafiqa Madzlen, Ms. Nurul Athirah Liyana Bt Abdul Rashid, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat, Ms. Wan Nurul ‘ain Binti Wan Mohd Nor, Mrs. Yasmin Syazwani Binti Mohammed & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Bernard Dupont

Species Citation :- Catopsilia pomona. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/18975. [Retrieved 09 December 2022].

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