Colotis chrysonome (Klug, 1829)
Golden Arab (English), فراشة العرب الذهبية (Arabic)
Size: 33-38 mm. Distinctive orange-gold color; the forewing of male with a white base, lacking in female.
Status in Egypt
Ecology and 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
2 records. Latest in 2000.
The Flight Period
April and June
Hostplant: Maerua crassifolia (Capparaceae)