Southern Pearl-white

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Elodina angulipennisGenus: Elodina
Species: Elodina angulipennis
Common names: Southern Pearl-white, Common Pearl White
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One of the most common butterfly species flying at The Fort during July and August was the Southern Pearl-white. It is a medium-sized, white butterfly with black borders on the upperside of the forewing. As with many species of butterfly in the Pieridea Family (Whites and Yellows), the Southern Pearl-white larvae feed on native capers (Capparis species) of which Capparis sarmentosa (Scrambling Caper) and Capparis arborea (Brush caper berry) are found in The Fort.

(August 2013)