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Saturday, August 18, 2012

African Veined White (Belenois gidica abyssinica)

Family Pieridae
The first two pictures are of the male and the last of a female.
 This butterfly has a restricted region where it is found – only along our east coast and the northern borders.

It is easily confused with Meadow White (Pontia helice) but is overall more brown on the lower side of the wing and the wing tips are more rounded.
They are fairly large, about the same size as the Monarch.

Although found throughout the year, they are more commonly seen in the summer where they frequent all types of habitats.

It has a wet and dry season difference in coloration as well as the differences between the sexes.