oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A migratory flight of Belenois aurota (F.) Port Elizabeth

Volume 22, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The note by Dickson and Schofield (1958) on the migration of Belenois aurota (F.), as well as the comparative rarity of such an occurrence in Port Elizabeth, prompt me to record a migratory flight of this species recently observed there. On leaving my office in the western suburbs shortly after 12 noon on 31 January 1959, considerable numbers of white butterflies were to be seen on the wing and it became obvious immediately that the flight was purposeful and directional.

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