Caper white

Belenois aurota aurota

A medium-sized butterfly with creamy white wings and black markings, and a wingspan of 40-50 mm, females generally larger. This butterfly is characterised by dry- and wet-seasonal forms. The caper butterfly can be typically found in drier places such as scrub, semi-desert, steppe, grassland, and open woodland. The host plant, as its name suggests, is the caper (Capparis spinosa). This species flies September through November, and is a migrant.

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