Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Butterflies Everywhere

Butterflies everywhere you look! The Caper Whites are on the move in their thousands! It would be very interesting to see just how far they go. We live in South East Queensland, and we heard a report they could go down as far as Victoria. Not sure how far North they travel. People may not be aware with the shear numbers of Caper White Butterflies that there are other Butterfly species also migrating with them, like the Meadow Argus and Australian Painted Lady.

Caper White (Belenois java)(Female)
Caper White (Female)
Caper White (Female)
Caper White (Male)
Caper White (Male)
Caper White (Male)

Meadow Argus (Junonia villida calybe)
Meadow Argus

Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi)

This Kookaburra was sitting in one of the trees in our back yard, and was being harassed by all the other birds. It had enough, and flew straight for me; then landed on the railing right beside me.
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

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Mosura said...

More Caper White butterflies. Send some down this way. Nice pics!

mick said...

Great photos of the butterflies - I must look more carefully at those still fluttering in my yard.

Cloudia said...

How marvelous!

Judith Gray said...

Haven't they been fabulous! We have had them for just over a week on the Darling Downs, north of Toowoomba, but I have had reports of them at Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast and as well as Brisbane of course. Love your photos - I too couldn't help trying to capture this amazing spectacular this week.

Stewart M said...

With the Caper Whites in our garden, we either get heaps or none at all - normally none!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne