These butterflies like to settle in swarms and it takes part in huge migrations and In the low country this species, in the company of other pierids and some papilionids, may be commonly encountered at seepage, damp sand and mud puddles on very hot and dry days.
It has a flight which is moderately fast flying in a zigzag path with a continuous flapping of its wings and keeps relatively low to the ground. Its flight is also distinctive, crisp and vigorous with a constant flapping of wings. Its flight has a flicking sound which is heard when it’s extra busy in its short ascents and descents, trying to muscle in amongst its fellows congregated around a mud puddle.
It moves through dense scrub quite well, though it often goes around thickets or simply flies over them, keeping a uniform distance between itself and the foliage. When it settles to nectar in its wanderings, it keeps its wings slightly open and often hangs on the flower or sits at an incline.
It is often found in the company of other 'Whites' such as the Yellow and White Orange Tips, the Pioneer and the Striped Albatross, which all share the same habitat. Like them, it is attracted to wet gravel or the edges of drying up pools on river beds, especially during hot weather.
Worn-out individuals of The Pioneer look similar in flight with this particular species. However, once settled, it is not difficult to tell them apart.