Colotis chrysonome

Colotis chrysonome (Klug, 1829)

Common Names

Golden Arab (English), فراشة العرب الذهبية (Arabic)

Languages: English

Overview

Description

Size: 33-38 mm. Distinctive orange-gold color; the forewing of male with a white base, lacking in female.

Conservation

Status in Egypt

Resident

Abundance

Very rare

IUCN

Data Deficient

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Narrow (Sahel to Arabia, and an isolated endangered population on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan and Isreal)

Distribution in Egypt

Gebel Elba. AOO = 9 km2. EOO = n/a

Records

2 records. Latest in 2000.

The Flight Period

April and June

Trophic Strategy

Hostplant: Maerua crassifolia (Capparaceae)

References

F., Gilbert., & S. Zalat. (2007).  Butterflies of Egypt: Atlas, Red Data Listing & conservation, Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs, Cairo, Egypt..