The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

African Migrant

Afrikaans name: Afrikaanse swerwer

African Migrant

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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.

References and further reading

The Sandton Field Guide - Author: Sandton Nature Conservation Society - Published: 1982 - Page: 173

Wild About Johannesburg - Author: Duncan Butchart - Published: 1995 - Page: 87

Southern African Wildlife - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1989 - Page: 340

Sasol First Field Guide to Butterflies & Moths of Southern Africa - Author: Simon van Noort - Published: 0 - Page: 13

Living Butterflies of Southern Africa - Volume 1 - Author: G.A. Henning et al - Published: 1997 - Page: 258

Pollinators, Predators and Parasites - Author: C. Scholtz, J. Scholtz, H. De Klerk - Published: 2021 - Page: 21

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

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

Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of SA - 2nd edn - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1991 - Page: 399

Field Guide to Insects of South Africa - Author: Mike Picker, Charles Griffiths and Alan Weaving - Published: 0 - Page: 378

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2020 - Page: 366

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

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - 1st edition - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2005 - Page: 346

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

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

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

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


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