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Caper White - male

Belenois java

Description:

An attractive white butterfly with a wingspan of about 50 mm. This one is a male with predominantly white upper sides of the wings with marginal black, enclosing small white patches. The fore wings show a small black patch in the white area. The under wings show black terminal parts enclosing white heart-shaped areas with yellow.

Habitat:

This one was spotted on a Sedum plant (Sedum spectabile) on a sunny morning.

Notes:

Synonym: Anaphaeis clytie Family: Pieridae subfamily: Pierinae

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Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 19, 2013
Submitted on Oct 31, 2013

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