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  Caper White (Belenois java)





Caper White | Belenois java photo
Caper White (Belenois java)

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CAPER WHITE FACTS

Identification
The Caper White butterfly has black veins and black wing tips with an arc of small white spots in the black area. There is also a darker form having orange wing upper surfaces with broad black borders containing white spots. The caterpillars are dark greeny brown with white dots and raised yellow spots., and long white hairs along each side of the body.

Size
wingspan 55mm

Food
various species of Capparis, also Apophyllum

Breeding
The pupa is white with black markings.

Range
Queensland, Nw South Wales, Victoria, eastern parts of South Australia and northern parts of Western Australia



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Pieridae
Genus:Belenois
Species:java
Common Name:Caper White