The African Common White is widely distributed on the continent south of the Sahara, extending into Arabia and also to Madagascar. In South Africa they can be found in the Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and marginally into the Free Sate and North West. This distribution reflects their preference for savanna habitats. Eggs are laid in clusters on plants from the closely related genusses Boscia, Capparis and Maerua which serve as larval food plants. Adults have a wingspan of around 4cm and can be seen year-round.