Delias hyparete, Painted Jezebel, Pieridae

Written by on May 2, 2012 in Indonesia Butterfly with 0 Comments

Delias hyparete, Painted Jezebel, Pieridae

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Native South East Asia   Wingspan 6-7 cm

The bright colours of this butterfly advertises its unpleasant taste to would-be predators. The male is differentiated from the female by having less black on its wings.
Food: Caterpillars feed on the Loranthus plant which grows semi-parasitically on roadside trees.
Habitat: Forests and urban areas, normally seen flying high in the tree tops.

Caterpillar feed on:

Dendrophthoe-falcata Ramulus-Loranthis

Dendrophthoe falcata Ramulus Loranthis

 

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