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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Common Dotted Border (Mylothris agathina)

Family Pieridae
 I found this pupa and put it in a bottle to see what would develop and it turned into a beautiful butterfly.
 They are large with a wingspan of 58-75mm.
 The outer margins of their wings, both upper and lower, have an unmistakable margin of black dots along the border.
 Found along the eastern and coastal areas.
Info: Field Guide to Insects of South Africa

4 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Always such a pleasure to watch this process.

Rhodesia said...

Not sure I recognise this one. Very pretty. Have a good weekend Diane

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Gaelyn. I wish I could have got pics of it actually emerging but I always seem to miss it. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

They are quite common here Diane but maybe not in Zim? Hope you are having a great weekend too.