Brown-Veined White Butterfly

The Brown-Veined White Butterfly (Belenois aurota) is a medium-sized common butterfly in East Africa.

The Brown-Veined White Butterfly has white wings with veins outlined in dark brown.  There is a slight patch of yellow at the tip of its wings. Its wingspan is 40-45 millimetres (1.5-2 inches). Its eyes are bright and mottled.

Brown-Veined White Butterfly

Brown-Veined White Butterfly

They are migratory butterflies and travel en masse (in large numbers) to their destination to lay their eggs.

Brown-Veined White Butterfly

Brown-Veined White Butterfly

Brown-Veined White Butterfly

Brown-Veined White Butterfly

Brown-Veined White Butterfly

Brown-Veined White Butterfly

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

 

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