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Image contributed by U.K
photographer Michael Godfrey
Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!
Also known as the Flip Flop, the African Spirit butterfly or the Fladderpapiertjie in Afrikaans.
Found primarily in coastal areas of South Africa to Mpumalanga, Eswatini, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
The African Wood White is a small white forest-dwelling butterfly, having dorsal surfaces of the wing with a black spot and a black tip.
They are a slow-flying and gliding species, found primarily in deeply shaded areas.
Adults tend to fly all year, with flights peaking from March to May.
Avg. wingspan: 30 – 42 mm / 3 cm - 4.2 cm
/ 1.2 – 1.65” (females slightly larger.)
The single biggest threat to butterfly survival is habitat destruction!!
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