False Dotted Border

Belenois thysa

In South Africa the False Dotted Border occurs in and on the edges of coastal and riverine forest habitat in Kwazulu-Natal and the extreme eastern parts of the Eastern Cape. Adults fly slowly and settle often and are on the wing throughout the year. They have a wingspan of around 55mm. Larvae feed on plants from the genus Boscia, Capparis and Maerua.


8 thoughts on “False Dotted Border

    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thank you very much, Anne. I must say here in our garden as well it’s been a number of weeks since we saw any butterflies – must be the very cold weather that is to blame.


      1. Anne

        I have thought so too and then, this drought has meant fewer flowering plants at this time of the year – even the aloes have not lasted for as long as they usually do.

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