|Scientific Name:||Eurema brigitta|
|Species Authority:||(Stoll, 1780)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||A large number of subspecies are described for this extremely widespread butterfly.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Lewis, O. & Böhm, M.|
|Contributor/s:||Parker, E. & Senior, M.|
Eurema brigitta is clearly a species of Least Concern. It is one of the most common butterflies throughout Africa and much of the Oriental Region. It is missing only from extreme desert and undisturbed rainforest.
|Range Description:||This species has a vast extent of occurrence across the Afrotropics and much of Asia. It has been recorded in practically all African countries, including most of the islands and has some migratory capacity. It is also found in Arabia and most of the Oriental Region. In Tanzania, it has been documented at altitudes from sea-level to 2,400 m (Kielland 1990).
Native:Afghanistan; Angola (Angola); Australia (Queensland); Bahrain; Bangladesh; Benin; Bhutan; Botswana; Brunei Darussalam; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cambodia; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; China; Comoros; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Hong Kong; India; Indonesia; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kenya; Kuwait; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Lebanon; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Malaysia; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mayotte; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nepal; Niger; Nigeria; Oman; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Qatar; Réunion; Rwanda; Sao Tomé and Principe; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Singapore; Somalia; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Swaziland; Syrian Arab Republic; Taiwan, Province of China; Tanzania, United Republic of; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Togo; Uganda; United Arab Emirates; Viet Nam; Yemen; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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This is one of the fifteen most common butterflies in most of
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is abundant across savanna and grassland, also arising in clearings, disturbed habitats, farmbush and along roads in forest. Both sexes visit flowers and males mud-puddle, sometimes congregating on damp sand or wet herbivore dung in very large numbers. Larval host-plants include Hypericum aethiopicu, Chamaecrista mimosoides, Senna species, Sesbania species, Albizia species, Acacia species, and Tephrosia species.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no threats to this extremely widespread and habitat generalist species.|
|Conservation Actions:||No species-specific conservation actions are in place or required for this species.|
|Citation:||Larsen, T. 2011. Eurema brigitta. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 12 March 2014.|
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