I photographed a Green-Striped White Butterfly while working a wildlife refuge trail in northernmost Golan. Of course, photographing butterflies is not work. It’s exhilarating and it’s suspenseful. I have never been here before, and who knows what butterfly will fly in next? This fun is well known to those of us who pursue butterflies, birds, reptiles, uncharted wilderness, and an infinite number of other new experiences.
Euchloe Belemia Belemia is yet another Israeli speedster. Hurtling and zooming up the trail, the butterfly zipped from flower to flower, gauging the nectar reservoir of each new flower.
During my upcoming visit to Israel I will acquire a comprehensive wildflower field guide. Then I will no longer shy away from identifying those Middle Eastern blooms.
Found throughout Israel, this one was seen on March 19th, and of course, within moments, it was gone! gone! gone! The butterflies of Israel; they are speedsters!