Aburi Botanical Gardens, Ghana
Catopsilia florella, the African migrant, African emigrant, or common vagrant, is a butterfly of the family Pieridae. It is found in Africa (including Madagascar) and the Canary Islands. Like Catopsilia pomona, this species also has a habit of migration.
Many early authors mentioned the presence of this species in Asia; but those were probably due to confusion arises as Catopsilia pyranthe females exhibit a lot of seasonal variations. Catopsilia florella is not included as a species in India in any recent checklists.
mating migrant male (l) & dry season female (r), Gambia
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