Flying low but cautious, the males wings are striped with black on a pure white ground. At the base of the forewing is a faint spot of yellow. The females are a less stark contrast, dark brown stripes are dusted on a gray tinged ground, with orange yellow diffusing through the hind wing. One of the easiest butterflies to attract to a garden, as the host plant is the common Maman Ungu wildflower.
Food items: Nectar (as butterfly), host plant (as caterpillar)
Host plants: Cleome rutidosperma
Microhabitat: Gardens, roadsides, secondary growth and forests
Ecological Function: Pollinator
Food chain level: Primary consumer
Dispersal: A strong flier that can cross urban areas.