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Dotted Border

Mylothris (?)

a pierid butterfly from Eldoret, Kenya, Oct. 2010. Photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed in a garden near ponds and stream at Naiberi River Camp, Eldoret, Kenya, October 2010. Wing span is approx. 5 cm. Elevation at Naiberi is 2350 m.

Typically the pierid butterflies perch with wings held folded above the back. This can make specific identification based on a photograph difficult because there are many similar species and the top side is obscurred.

Pieridae -- Sulphur and White Butterfly Family

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