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African Caper White Larvae

Belenois aurota

Description:

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

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

Adult butterflies, including some mating ones, were spotted last week in a different wadi: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/162...

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2 Comments

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

Thank you, letermagog!

Ietermagog
Ietermagog 7 years ago

Great series!

Bernadette S
Spotted by
Bernadette S

دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

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

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