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Thursday, August 2, 2012

African Wood White (Leptosia alcesta inalcesta)

 Family Pieridae
The female is larger than the male and its wings are rounder.
 This butterfly is easily recognized by the spot on the upper wing.
 It is a woodland and rain forest dweller with a slow wing-beat and stays out of the sun.

Info from: Field Guide: Butterflies of Southern Africa  By Ivor Migdoll