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Updated 13 January 2014

Clouds of butterflies descend on Joburg

Swarms of white butterflies have descended on Johannesburg during their annual migration from South Africa's west coast to Madagascar.

Swarms of white butterflies have descended on Johannesburg during their annual migration from South Africa's west coast to Madagascar, according to lepidopterist Earle Whiteley.

The cycle of life

Whiteley says that the initial batch of butterflies are joined by more and more along their migratory route, over the Eastern Cape, before reaching Gauteng.

Migration dependent on weather

Whiteley is working towards establishing the Gauteng Butterfly Sanctuary, which is expected to open in December.


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