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Belenois java

Belenois java

(Caper White, Common White Butterfly)

FAMILY

Pieridae

Species

Belenois java

Common name(s)

Caper White, Common White Butterfly

Main colour(s)

White

Distinctive features

Wingspan 55/55 mm; black veins on hind wing and subterminal orange-yellow spots

Campus

Townsville

Description

Larvae feed on species in the family Capparaceae. Mature larvae 32 mm long, body olive green to dark brown with numerous yellow spots; head black with yellow spots. Adult is white with black markings; on lower side the hind has a black marginal band and purplish veins, black-orange-yellow streaks and spots present.