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Brown-veined White butterfly

Afrikaans name: Grasveldwitjie

Brown-veined White

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Belenois aurota

The Brown-veined White Butterfly has a wingspan of around 45 mm with females being slightly larger than males. Other names for this butterfly include African Caper White and Pioneer White.

It is a common species which, at times, becomes so abundant that large numbers migrate to new regions. Brown-veined Whites occur over most of sub-Saharan Africa and the southern parts of Asia.

Brown-veined Whites can often be seen feeding on flowers, but they also settle on the ground where there are damp patches.

They can be found all-year round over much of their range.

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References

Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Hugo Germishuys - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 77

Butterflies of the Western Cape - Author: A.J.M. Claassens - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 54

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 336

First Field Guide to Butterflies & Moths of Southern Africa - Author: Simon van Noort - Year Published: - Page: 12

Gardening for Butterflies - Author: Steve Woodhall & Lindsay Gray - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 74

Insectopedia - Author: Erik Holm - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 22

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