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African Common White

Afrikaans name: Afrikaanse gewone witjie

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African Common White butterfly

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African Common White butterfly

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Belenois creona

The African Common White butterfly has a wingspan of 4 cm or so.

Males are white on the upperside of the wing. The wing is bordered with black with white spots in it. The female has a thicker black border and lacks the white spots.

The African Common White is widely distributed along the eastern and northern portions of South Africa.

It is found in a variety of habitats including forest edges, along the coast line, parks and gardens and hillsides.

Female African Common White butterfly

Photo © Steven Herbert

Above - A female African Common White on a Wild Dagga plant

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