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Bali Impressions-Animals in and around your house or Hotel-Butterflies


Painted Jezebel- Delias hyparete-Pieridae

Bali, Butterflies, vlinders, papillons, Painted Jezebel, Delias hyparete, Pieridae
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