Flutter, flutter

2016_11_07-caper-white-butterfly Have you noticed the thousands of white butterflies fluttering around Brisbane these last few days. They are Caper White Butterflies (Belenois java), a species which migrates (although not annually) from western Queensland to the south-east. They migration tends to coincide with the first heatwave of the season. They are named after the host plant species on which they breed, the trees and shrubs of the genus Capparis (Wild Caper, Mock Orange).

Enjoy the sight, it won’t last much longer!

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