African migrant

Catopsilia florella florella

A large distinctively-shaped butterfly with a wingspan of 54-66 mm, females often larger. This species resembles the brimstones, males are typically greenish-white with little or no markings while females are bright yellow or white with black markings. The African migrant lives along the coastline, in farmland, gardens, urban areas, river valleys, marshland, grassland, and semi-desert. Host plants associated with this species are acacia trees (Acacia spp.). This migratory butterfly flies all throughout the year, the flight is strong, direct, and high off the ground.

 

 Male

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 Female

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