Re: Butterflies

Subject: Re: Butterflies
From: "Ian Temby"<>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 17:40:41 +1000
Last Saturday, I was working just north of Hanging Rock, and also observed
hordes of Caper White butterflies.  Last year, during September, I saw this
species breeding on native Caper trees (Capparis spp.) north of Birdsville,
South Australia.  My understanding is that this species migrates, or is
blown, into Victoria and other parts south of its breeding range by strong
north winds.  I imagine that all those butterflies seen in southern
Victoria are doomed not to breed, since their host species only occur
further north?   To maintain a birdy theme, I did see Inland Dotterel
breeding in the same area north of Birdsville.



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