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Western Kenyan pierid anyone?

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Old Sunday 22nd December 2019, 14:23   #1
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Question Western Kenyan pierid anyone?

Not sure how much XP of east African butterflies is available on this forum, but worth a try :-)

Grateful for any assistance with ID. I suspect Mylothris sp.

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Old Sunday 22nd December 2019, 17:19   #2
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Agree Mylothris- possibly M. rueppellii.
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Agree Mylothris- possibly M. rueppellii.
Or M agathina which is very common?

https://www.google.com/search?client...4dUDCAY&uact=5
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Or M agathina which is very common?

https://www.google.com/search?client...4dUDCAY&uact=5
That does look a good fit.
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Dear Andy and Aeshna,

Thanks for your feedback. I have taken a look at M. agathina and M. ruepellii and am not entirely convinced I can make the call. All I can detect is a possible subtle difference in wing shape, which would seem to favour M. agathina for this female.

Any further advice?

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