African Grass Yellow

Eurema hecabe?

a pierid butterfly from Kitale, Kenya, Dec. 2012. Photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed in a lawn area near Kitale, Kenya, December 2012. Wing span is approx. 2 cm.

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

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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