Observations in the Family: Pieridae

Common Name: Whites

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Wendy Wiles's picture

White and black butterfly

Midbrak Conservancy, Wendy Wiles, Mac's Mansion
By: Wendy Wiles
Location: Midbrak Conservancy, Mac's Mansion, Reebok, Western Cape
Observed: 16th August 2015
Added: 29th August 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

The smaller second set of wings had no black markings.

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Pieridae

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By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Bloemfontein
Observed: 29th April 2015
Added: 24th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Brown-veined White

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Location: Tootobie, Eastern Cape
Observed: 5th August 2015
Added: 22nd August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:3
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Dead on the water

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 21st August 2015
Added: 22nd August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Orange and White Butterfly

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Location: Thanda Game Reserve
Observed: 2nd July 2015
Added: 17th August 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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South African Butterfly

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Location: Thanda Game Reserve
Observed: 25th June 2015
Added: 17th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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White and yellow butterfly

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By: annette gerber
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: APU base
Observed: 9th August 2015
Added: 9th August 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Dotted

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Location: Mtunzini, KZN
Observed: 2nd August 2015
Added: 3rd August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Common Intruder

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 28th July 2015
Added: 2nd August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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a spotty Orangetip

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 19th July 2015
Added: 30th July 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

an Orangetip with decorative black spots visiting the bushy Senecio

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which Orangetip?

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 19th July 2015
Added: 30th July 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

firstly The 3rd photo may be a different individual from the first 2 which are of an Orangetip resting among the Eucalyptus leaves below the Senecio bush.

These Orangetips are now confusing me, what are the spots on the underside of the wings in the 2nd photo,perhaps its too late at night but I can't equate them to any of the Colotis pictures in Woodhall (2005)

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stop/start butterfly

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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 19th July 2015
Added: 30th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

white butterfly with neat black markings above and brown veins below, moved around from flower to flower with only short stops to sample each flower before flitting onto the next one

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not so gold Goldtip

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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 19th July 2015
Added: 30th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

another male Goldtip but as with some of the female observations there was a noticeable difference between the wingtip spots ( http://www.ispotnature.org/node/705682 and http://www.ispotnature.org/node/705675 ). This individual had particularly small spots compared to the male in http://www.ispotnature.org/node/705675

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golden tipped Goldtip

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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 19th July 2015
Added: 30th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

male with prominent golden tips to its wings while other males were less well endowed, a similar variation in the size of the wing tip spots was also observed among the females see http://www.ispotnature.org/node/705682 and http://www.ispotnature.org/node/705675

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larger wingtip spots

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 19th July 2015
Added: 30th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

another Goldtip but although it has the narrow crossbar suggesting a female the spots in the wingtip are much larger than the other female which was posted as http://www.ispotnature.org/node/705675

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small wingtip spots

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 19th July 2015
Added: 30th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

narrow dark bar and small pale spots suggests female, the wing tip spots in this individual being particularly small on a brown not black background, flitting from flower to flower on a Senecio bush

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little yellow

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 19th July 2015
Added: 29th July 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

small yellow and black butterfly that stopped briefly to partake of the Senecio flowers before flitting onward across the dessicated garden

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just passing through

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 19th July 2015
Added: 29th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

large, pale white-green butterfly visiting the flowers of a Senecio bush

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Another jewel

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Wilderness Area, iMfolozi Game Reserve
Observed: 18th July 2015
Added: 26th July 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Can't id this one. Don't remember

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Butterfly on a Bulbine

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By: lyle.ground
EThekwini Municipality Biodiversity, Climate & Gre
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Location: My Garden
Observed: 28th June 2015
Added: 22nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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African Small White (Wild)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Wilderness - Train line Wild-Vic
Observed: 19th July 2015
Added: 20th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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plain Orange Tip

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

one of the least numerous visitor to the flowers of Kleinia fulgens in the garden, only a single specimen of this species was observed that day

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Gold Tip 6

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

the second most numerous visitor to the flowers of Kleinia fulgens in the garden, from the in photos in Woodhall (2005) p.333.3A & 3B the male Banded Gold Tip has a blacker wing bar while the female's is more brown and has an additional isolated black spot on the forewing, although the text appears to indicate otherwise but perhaps its inter-form variations which are confusing this reader. This observation includes 2 individuals, possibly one male and the lighter one female. (If the powers that be want this separated into 2 obs post directive and it will be done later)

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Gold Tip 5

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

the second most numerous visitor to the flowers of Kleinia fulgens in the garden, from the in photos in Woodhall (2005) p.333.3A & 3B the male Banded Gold Tip has a blacker wing bar while the female's is more brown and has an additional isolated black spot on the forewing, although the text appears to indicate otherwise but perhaps its inter-form variations which are confusing this reader.

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Gold Tip 4

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

the second most numerous visitor to the flowers of Kleinia fulgens in the garden, from the in photos in Woodhall (2005) p.333.3A & 3B the male Banded Gold Tip has a blacker wing bar while the female's is more brown and has an additional isolated black spot on the forewing, although the text appears to indicate otherwise but perhaps its inter-form variations which are confusing this reader.

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Gold Tip 3

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

the second most numerous visitor to the flowers of Kleinia fulgens in the garden, from the in photos in Woodhall (2005) p.333.3A & 3B the male Banded Gold Tip has a blacker wing bar while the female's is more brown and has an additional isolated black spot on the forewing, although the text appears to indicate otherwise but perhaps its inter-form variations which are confusing this reader.

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Gold Tip 2

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

the second most numerous visitor to the flowers of Kleinia fulgens in the garden, from the in photos in Woodhall (2005) p.333.3A & 3B the male Banded Gold Tip has a blacker wing bar while the female's is more brown and has an additional isolated black spot on the forewing, although the text appears to indicate otherwise but perhaps its inter-form variations which are confusing this reader.

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Gold Tip male 1

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

the second most numerous visitor to the flowers of Kleinia fulgens in the garden, from the in photos in Woodhall (2005) p.333.3A & 3B the male Banded Gold Tip has a blacker wing bar while the female's is more brown and has an additional isolated black spot on the forewing, although the text appears to indicate otherwise but perhaps its inter-form variations which are confusing this reader.

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female Queen 2

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

one of a host of Queen Purple Tip butterflies, mostly males with just a few females ( sexual separation following information in Woodhall(2005) p.326.2), visiting the flowering Kleinia in the garden. Note larval food trees Boscia albitrunca & B. foetida are both common in the local bush on the farm.

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female Queen 1

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

one of a host of Queen Purple Tip butterflies, mostly males and a few females as in this observation, visiting the flowering Kleinia in the garden. Note larval food trees Boscia albitrunca & B. foetida are both common in the local bush on the farm. Following Woodhall(2005) p.326.2 to distinguish male & female

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Species with which Whites (Pieridae) interacts