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Brown-veined White

Belenois aurota


This is the wet season form of the Brown-veined White, which is a small to medium-sized butterfly of the Pieridae family. This species was the most abundant butterfly at the time of visit on the small island of Chumbe, just off Zanzibar and the Tanzanian coast.


Flying at eye level in bushes near the beach. Distribution: sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.


This butterfly is also known as the Pioneer White or African Caper White Chumbe Island is a coral nature reserve off Zanzibar developed since 1991. Find out more about Chumbe Island at

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Zanzibar City, Unguja Mjini Magharibi, Tanzania

Spotted on Nov 19, 2011
Submitted on Dec 8, 2011

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