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Common Name : Pioneer or Cape White
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Scientific Name : Anapheis aurota (Fabricius)
Family : PIERIDAE
Wingspan : 40 - 55 mm
Colour : White and yellow with black markings and a distinct "hockey-stick" mark at the front margin of the fore wings.
Habit : Medium-sized butterfly found in dry deciduous forest and scrub; it flies rapidly; easily attracted to flowers; difficult to approach; often seen basking with its wings halfway or completely closed.
Larval Host Plants : Crateva sepiaria, Capparis rheedii, Capparis zeylanica, Capparis spinosa, Capparis fruticosa etc.
Location : Throughout West Bengal
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