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African Migrant

Afrikaans name: Afrikaanse swerwer

African Migrant

Photo © Steven Herbert

Catopsilia florella

The African Migrant butterfly is found over most of Africa and parts of South Asia.

It is an attractive species with males being a bit smaller than females. The sexes are easily distinguished as males are whitish in colour and the females are yellow.

As there name implies this species is known for its migrations from one region to another which normally happen during summer and autumn.

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References and further reading

Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Hugo Germishuys - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 70

Butterflies of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Mark Williams - Year Published: 1994 - Page: 62

Butterflies of the Kruger National Park - Author: Johan Kloppers and the late Dr. G. Van Son - Year Published: 1978 - Page: 10

Butterflies of the Western Cape - Author: A.J.M. Claassens - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 50

Familiar South African Butterflies - Author: Clive Quickelberge - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 48

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 346

First Field Guide to Butterflies & Moths of Southern Africa - Author: Simon van Noort - Year Published: - Page: 13

Gardening for Butterflies - Author: Steve Woodhall & Lindsay Gray - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 76

Ivor Migdoll's Field Guide to the Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Ivor Migdoll - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 214

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 399

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