African migrant - Catopsilia florella

Underside

Family: Pieridae.

Flight Time: All year.

Size: 55-65mm

Altitude: 0-500m

The African migrant has only recently colonised the Canary Islands. It prefers imported shrubs and so you are more likely to see it in man made resorts and gardens than anywhere else. They didn't settle often but seemed partial to this red blossom. There was a wide variety of colour variation from white through to quite strong yellow

 

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

 

Cassia species

Gardens / parks

Canaries

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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