The Common Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona) is a medium sized butterfly found in abundance in South India. This butterfly gets its name from the migratory habit. This species has pale and dark morphs in Australia. The human inhibited gardens can be seen streaming with this butterfly all through the day.
This butterfly is a swift flyer and sits on flowers for very short time. The male has a chalky-white upperside with underside colours varying from white to orangish tint.
The eggs of this butterfly is laid singly under the leaves of plants like Cassias. The larva is green in colour with brown stripes.
The species shows diamorphism in their sexes.The female has additional distinctive marking on the forewing.