African Golden Arab

Colotis aurigineus

African Golden Arab, Colotis aurigineus, from Nyeri, Kenya. Photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed in open savanna/scrub habitat, Nyeri, Kenya, Dec. 2015.

This stunning butterfly ranges from the Horn of Africa south to at least Tanzania, Malawi, and Zambia. The wingspan is roughly 5 cm. This individual is curiously asymetrical in the intensity of the orange pigmentation in the wings.

Pieridae -- Sulphur and White Butterfly Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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