The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Common Grass Yellow

Afrikaans name: Laeveldgeletjie

Common Grass Yellow butterfly in flight

Photo © Steven Herbert

Eurema hecabe solifera

The Common Grass Yellow is a pretty yellow butterfly with a wingspan of around 3.5 to 4 cm. Females may be very slightly larger than males. The colours of the female are a bit duller than those of the male.

They may be found in various habitats including savanna, coastal forest and open woodland.

The Common Grass Yellow may be seen at any time during the year but the population peaks in late summer.

References and further reading

Living Butterflies of Southern Africa - Volume 1 - Author: G.A. Henning et al - Published: 1997 - Page: 261

Ivor Migdolls Field Guide to the Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Ivor Migdoll - Published: 1987 - Page: 215

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - 1st edition - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2005 - Page: 348

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2020 - Page: 366

Butterflies of the Kruger National Park - Author: Johan Kloppers and the late Dr. G. Van Son - Published: 1978 - Page: 11

Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Hugo Germishuys - Published: 1982 - Page: 71


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