African Migrant

Catopsilia florella

The African Migrant, African Emigrant, or Common Vagrant is a butterfly of the Pieridae family. It is found in Africa , the Canary Islands, Sri Lanka, India, Burma, and China.

The wingspan is 54–60 mm for males and 56–66 mm for females. Adults are on wing year round. From South Africa, adults migrate from summer to autumn. They fly in a north-eastern direction.

The larvae feed on ''Senna occidentalis'', ''Senna septentrionalis'', ''Senna petersiana'', ''Senna italica'', ''Cassia javanica'' and ''Cassia fistula'' .
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyPieridae
GenusCatopsilia
SpeciesC. florella
Photographed in
Canada
Madagascar