No luck- backyard garden,Melbourne,Australia


Joined October 2010

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Nikkon D7000
Nikkor lens 18mm-55mm

This is the first time that I have been able to take a photo of a butterfly in my garden. I saw at least five white common butterflies fluttering around one female on a leaf. They all attempted to mate with her but were not successful. Maybe it was because of my presence!

This butterfly is called Small White ( Pieris rapae), commonly known as Cabbage White.It is believed that this butterfly can fly up to 100 miles in its lifetime although, undoubtedly, most butterflies will only travel a mile or two. Evidence of the mobility of this species comes from a misguided introduction in Melbourne in 1939. 3 years after its accidental introduction, the species had reached the west coast of Australia some 1,850 miles away in only 25 generations. This species has become a pest
in cultivated cabbage and other mustard crops.

Featured in
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International Showcase 9th Dec 2012
In the spotlight and featured member of International Showcase
International Showcase
The Amazing Wildlife 12th Dec 2013

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