African Common White
Afrikaans name: Afrikaanse gewone witjie
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.
Above - A female African Common White on a Wild Dagga plant
References and further readingButterflies of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Mark Williams - Year Published: 1994 - Page: 37
Butterflies of the Kruger National Park - Author: Johan Kloppers and the late Dr. G. Van Son - Year Published: 1978 - Page: 29
Butterflies of the Western Cape - Author: A.J.M. Claassens - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 54
Familiar South African Butterflies - Author: Clive Quickelberge - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 51
Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 336
Ivor Migdoll's Field Guide to the Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Ivor Migdoll - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 228
Self-guided Trails in Durban - Author: Durban Corporation - Year Published: - Page: 122