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    Post by Joy on Wed 24 Oct 2012, 3:27 pm

    We often see this pretty little butterfly fluttering around. It doesn't cause much damage to my plants unless it is the one whose caterpillars are responsible for chewing up my hibiscus schizopetalus plants. :whack!: :cranky:

    They were introduced from Europe & were first noticed in the state of Victoria in 1937. They have quickly spread throughout Australia.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 24 Oct 2012, 3:28 pm

    Apparently, this is a male cabbage white butterfly, as it only has a single spot on each forewing. The females have two of these spots on each forewing.

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    Post by Dawn on Sun 28 Oct 2012, 5:44 am

    Fantastic shot and he is gorgeous Joy! I love his lovely white colour, the wings look nice and thick and soft. It is so hard to capture them, and you have a beautiful full view of the wings. :photos:
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    Post by Joy on Sun 28 Oct 2012, 6:54 am

    Thanks Dawn. :smile: It seemed to be just sitting there having a rest. We see a few of these flying about. Not too many though. :cool3:

    Now I know the difference between the males & females I shall not worry too much, about our poor hibiscus schizopetalus plants, if I see the males hanging around. Of course, if it is the females fluttering about, well........... :whack!: :cranky:
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    Post by Dawn on Sun 28 Oct 2012, 6:58 am

    :lol2:
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    Post by Joy on Sun 28 Oct 2012, 11:21 am

    They are safe for today, Dawn as there does not seem to be any around. Probably too cold for them. :cold:

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