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Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!
Images contributed by Australian 
photographer Ian Daley.
Images contributed by Australian 
photographer Ian Daley.
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.
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Caterpillar & chrysalis images
Caper Whites caterpillar
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Caper Whites caterpillars
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"
Family: Pieridae
The single biggest threat to butterfly survival is habitat destruction!!
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