African Common White Butterfly

Belenois creona

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.


31 thoughts on “African Common White Butterfly

    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Daar is meer as n dosyn wit skoenlapper-soorte hier by ons wat so baie op mekaar trek, Ineke! Suid-Afrika het regtig n ryke verskeidenheid skoenlappers om op trots te wees.


  1. T Ibara Photo

    Hello Dries,
    I hope you and your family are continuing to stay safe and healthy.
    As always it’s exciting to see views of your wildlife. “Common” may be in the name of this butterfly, but so very lovely!

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