Caper White Butterfly (HolyLand)

Not Dayton Ohio or Missoula, Montana. The coastal plain of Israel, the HolyLand at the village of Binyamina. Some 10 miles from the Mediterranean Sea, near Dina & Misha’s orchards.

Studying this Caper White, requires that I continue to remind myself that this is NOT a U.S. Cabbage white butterfly.

I must too remind myself that the number of butterfly species that one can find defies your imagination. G-d is a prolific painter of beauty, is what I often think.

Jeff

Long-Tailed Blue Butterfly

Long-Tailed Blue Butterfly at Ramat Hanadiv, Israel

We’ve posted the dorsal view of the Long-tailed blue butterfly. Here is the view that we usually see. Ah, those eyespots!

Taking a break at Ramat Hanadiv, the luxurious arboretum in Israel’s coastal plain, Lampides boeticus shows her characteristic white stripe in this view.

Photographed in July 2009, it is found throughout Israel and it quite common in a variety of habitats, including in the center of Tel Aviv.

Jeffrey