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Striped Albatross

Appias libythea olferna

Description:

The Striped Albatross gets its name from the male butterfly, which is white with prominent black veins on the underside. The female is dark dusted with yellow wing bases.

Habitat:

It is a common butterfly which can be found in the urban areas of Singapore. Both the males and females can be seen flying in bright sunshine in HDB estates and even in the midst of downtown traffic. Males are sometimes observed feeding on damp seepages on roadsides in numbers. The females do not demonstrate such behaviour, preferring to feed on the nectar of flowers.

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Capiz, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 30, 2017
Submitted on Jul 5, 2017

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