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Belenois zochalia (Forest White)

Synonyms: Pieris hyoma

Wikipedia Abstract

Belenois zochalia, the forest white or forest caper white, is a butterfly of the Pieridae family. It is found in Africa. The wingspan is 40–50 mm. Adults are on wing year round in warm areas. The larvae feed on Capparis species, Maerua cafra and Maerua racemulosa.
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Wing Span [1]  2.0 inches (.05 m)

Prey / Diet

Boscia albitrunca (Shepherd's Tree)[2]
Brassica rapa (Field Mustard)[2]
Capparis membranifolia[2]
Capparis spinosa var. aegyptia[2]
Capparis tomentosa (Woolly Caper Bush)[2]
Maerua triphylla[2]
Salvadora persica (Real Mustard Tree)[2]
Sinapis alba (White mustard)[2]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Borghesio, L., & Wagura, L. The Common Butterflies of the Mathews Range, Cheli & Peacock Community Trust
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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