COMMON DOTTED BORDER Mylothis agathina agathina

Magriet Meintjes

TOLWE, South Africa

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LOCATION CAPTURED: GROENLAND GAME LODGE, Tolwe, Limpopo Province, SOUTH AFRICA.
WINGSPAN: 50-60mm(male) 52-65mm (female)superficially similar to False Dotted Border but only has marginal hind wing spots; lacks sub marginal spots. Sexes adimorphic, male upper side white, female creamy yellow, rarely white (f. leucoma) or deep ochre-apricot (f.ochrascens) Wet season specimens have larger more prominent marginal dots at end of veins. Often found in open country, frequent garden visitor.
DISTRIBUTION: Common widespread throughout s and e South Africa, W Cape, Nama Karoo, E Cape, Swaziland, KwaZulu Natal, Free State, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, lowland Lesotho, Limpopo and NW Province and wooded parts of Savanna and Grassland.
HABITAT: Forest edges, parks, gardens, flatlands, coasts and hillsides.
FLIGHT PERIOD: year round, peaks Oct and Feb-April.
LARVIL FOOD: Tapinanthus oleifolius, T rubromarginatus, Erianthernum dregei, Tieghermia quinquenervia, Ximena caffra, Osyris lanceolata and Colpoon compressum

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