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African Caper White Larvae

Belenois aurota


aka Brown-veined White; "grass-green ; dorsal line very distinct, dark green ; lateral line very broad, plum-coloured and mottled; a small white spot on either side of dorsal line on each segment; a yellow spot on each segment on the lateral line on either side ; abdomen glossy green ; all the legs green, hairy ; head shiny black with a green triangular mark in front, covered with stiff whitish hairs" ~wiki


Spotted on what was left of this caper bush (Capparis sp) in a coastal desert wadi; Migrant in Egypt but breeds in the wadis of south Sinai.


Adult butterflies, including some mating ones, were spotted last week in a different wadi:

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Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

Thank you, letermagog!

Ietermagog 7 years ago

Great series!

Bernadette S
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Bernadette S

دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Spotted on Nov 18, 2012
Submitted on Nov 18, 2012

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