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Meadow White

Pontia helice helice

Description:

Keeps low to the ground where it often settles on low plants and feeds on flowers. Males show hilltopping behaviour. Underside wing pattern distinctive: apex of forewing and veins of hindwing broadly blackish brown with yellow edging

Habitat:

Common, widespread species found through most open habitats. Often seen in urban gardens. Photographed at Roodeplaat Dam, Pretoria, RSA.

Notes:

Alternate common names: Common Meadow White, African Cabbage White Afrikaans common name: Bontrokkie Wingspan: ♂ 35–40 mm ♀ 37–43 mm Flight period: Year-round, peaks Sept–Nov and Mar.

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Mari du Preez
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Mari du Preez

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Spotted on Jan 22, 2013
Submitted on Jan 22, 2013

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