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Australian caper white In spring many caper white butterflies migrate to where caper shrubs and creepers are more common. They usually fly inland, west of the Great Dividing Range, but a westerly wind may blow them off course and they may then be seen by people such as myself living along the coast. <br />
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The larvae eat only plants belonging to the caper family Capparaceae including native capers and warrior bushes.<br />
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Around 55 mm wing diameter. <br />
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This is specifically Belenois java ssp. teutonia.<br />
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Australian caper white

In spring many caper white butterflies migrate to where caper shrubs and creepers are more common. They usually fly inland, west of the Great Dividing Range, but a westerly wind may blow them off course and they may then be seen by people such as myself living along the coast.

The larvae eat only plants belonging to the caper family Capparaceae including native capers and warrior bushes.

Around 55 mm wing diameter.

This is specifically Belenois java ssp. teutonia.

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  1. Very beautiful!
    Posted one month ago

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"Belenois java", the caper white or common white, is a small butterfly of the family Pieridae found in Australia, Indonesia, and Melanesia. It is highly migratory and is often confused with the cabbage white.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Nov 1, 2022. Captured Oct 30, 2022 05:39 in 79 Mitchell St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/14.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO250
  • 105mm