We wonder if this is a male or female and we are amused that the male is still called jezabel. Common jezabel is common in brisbane.
It is hard to get close to have the closer look and take photos.
Jezebel butterfly australia. We are confused regarding the proper spelling of jezabel jezebel as we have seen it both ways. Dec 27 2016 explore fatimahniyazi s board jezebel butterfly on pinterest. Delias nigrina fitzroy falls wollongong nsw australia david fischer.
Dr michael braby author of the 2 vol butterflies of australia book one of australia s leading butterfly experts says it is more appropriate to call them by the name jezebel as this is the common name by which all other butterflies in the delias group are commonly known. A butterfly is most perfect before it takes flight and your black jezabel is flawless. The jezebel often flies high up in the canopy and usually comes lower down only to feed on nectar in flowers.
However they only rest high on the tree top. See more ideas about butterfly jezebel beautiful butterflies. There was but one photo attached.
The caterpillar feeds on mistletoes a kind of semi parasitic plants. The butterflies are popularly known as jezebels. Male common jezabel is usually seen flying high around top of the trees.
Introduction there are about 225 described species in the genus delias. Due to this habit apparently it has evolved a dull upperside and a brilliant underside so that birds below it recognise it immediately while in flight and at rest. Butterflies of australia black jezebel delias nigrina fabricius 1775 family pieridae subfamily pierinae tribe pierini.