Great Southern White Butterfly_4861

The Great Southern White (Ascia monuste) is the only species of butterfly of the genus Ascia of the Pieridae family. In this species the sexes may differ with the female being either light or dark colored. Ascia monuste is an example of a migrating species that moves in one direction within its life-span and does not return. It breeds in Florida but sometimes migrates along the coast up to 160 km to breed in more suitable areas. Like the song says, Butterflies are free to fly. It was my first encounter with this species and was delighted to get some shots of this butterfly in my backyard garden.
Great Southern White_4861

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