SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Belenois java teutonia (Fabricius)  (Caper White)

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Photography by R. Fisher

Egg batch of Belenois java on a leaf of Capparis mitchellii
(Eggs are two days old and have turned orange)

Newly laid egg batch (pale yellow colour)

Closeup of newly laid eggs

Closeup of egg about to hatch.
This photo also gives a clear look at the intricate ridges of the egg shell

Larvae emerging from eggs

Photography by R. Grund