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Imperial White

Delias harpalyce

Description:

Mistletoe butterfly larvae feeding on toxic mistletoe leaves.

Habitat:

Feeding gregariously on mistletoe (Pendulum sp )

Notes:

Pics #3-4 are the orange pupae Adult butterfly mimics mistletoe flowers

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3 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

I expect these have only one annual generation and emerge next August or September. Check the wiki link to see the butterfly.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Good series martin. Awaiting the sequel.

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

These have just pupated into a bright orange structure.
Check pic #3

MartinL
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MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 8, 2011
Submitted on Dec 12, 2011

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