Re: caper whites

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Subject: Re: caper whites
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 08:24:54 +1100
Victoria Quinton wrote:
> Is there a picture online somewhere showing these?
> The alliterative lepidoptera larvae of Australia is at:

I found a good web page at:

It a large number of butterflies including the Caper White.
( ) 
It's certainly worth adding to your bookmarks file, even if the Geocities
ads are annoying.
> but I don't know the latin name for Caper White.

Belenois java (Linnaeus)  (previously: Anaphaeis teutonia)

>  I had not heard the name before.  Are they likely to be in Frankston?
> I could encourage my daughter and her kindergarten friends to look out for
> them, if so.

They can migrate south to Melbourne in summer, so they are possible in
Frankston; even if the Caper White isn't around, it would be interesting
to see what species are around.  Is there a Butterfly Atlas project?  :)

    Paul Taylor                                Veni, vidi, tici -
                          I came, I saw, I ticked.

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