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Also known as the Common White butterfly.
Belenois java is a handsome, small, very migratory species that is frequently mistaken for Cabbage White (Pieris rapae).
Females are polymorphic (many color and pattern variations), with one variation resembling the color and pattern of the males of the species.
Every few years there is a massive migration of Caper White adults,starting in the north and moving south to Adelaide, Mount Gambier and Kangaroo Island.
Adults emerge in December throughout most of their ranges.
Diet: caterpillars dine on Currant Bush, Scrub Caper and a variety of other plant species.
Avg. Wingspan: Male 5 cm / 1.9" Female 6 cm / 2.36"
The single biggest threat to butterfly survival is habitat destruction!!
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