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Butterflies of lahore – Pioneer white butterfly

This post is another one in the series of “Butterflies of Lahore”. This one is of the beautiful butterflies of lahore – Pioneer white butterfly. You can see previous posts on butterflies in the menu of this website.
Pioneer white butterfly(Belenois aurota) is also a common butterfly of lahore. It is mostly seen in lahore in winter and spring. You can see it often in the Chyrsanthemum flower show flowers.

Pioneer white butterfly on trumpet honeysuckle

It is often found on flowers instead of foliage or in open sun. Most of the times it is in gardens but i have seen it on my terrace as well. Like all butterflies it is always found in full sun. All these pictures of pioneer white butterfly are from Lawrence gardens lahore

Belenois aurota pioneer white butterfly on chrysanthemum flower

Because it is a common butterfly in lahore, i guess it is also found in other parts of Pakistan. Probably it migrates from higher mountains to lower plains in winter.

Pioneer white butterfly in lahore

Apart from “Butterflies of lahore”, there will be a post on “Butterflies of Murree hills” soon.

For more details, check this link from WikiPedia Pioneer White butterfly

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5 Responses

  1. Bernie H says:

    What a beautiful thing! Great photos!

  2. Indrani says:

    You have such beautiful flowers in your country. 🙂 Lovely captures.

  3. Jama says:

    Beautiful shots, love every one of them!

  4. chubskulit says:

    Gorgeous! Love the first shot the best!

    Crab Apple, please come and see it’s beauty.

  5. Anja says:

    Gorgeous butterflie shots!/Anja

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