Steenbok Nature Reserve
Common NameFamily Name
African Small WhiteDixeia charina charina

Male upperside                                         Female upperside                            Male underside

Resident, confined to coastal regions from Mossel Bay to northern KZN. Flies in summer months.
Identification
Wingspan 35-40 mm. Female has black markings on forewing.
Behaviour
Flies throughout the day. Strong flier, sometimes stops at flowers.
Larval foodplants
Capparis sepiara var. citrifolia