Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Jezabel & bottlebrush

Jezabel butterflies are so visible on the wing with their white upper wing surface flashing like a strobe as the wings open and close. They are busily mating, laying eggs on the mistletoe and keeping up their energy with sips of nectar from our flowers. Most often they are feeding on the blossoms on the gumtree canopy but this Common Jezabel Delias nigrina (m) stopped for a brief feed in one of our bottlebrush shrubs (Callistemon citrinus cultivar "Endevour")

1 comment:

  1. A very pretty butterfly Ian and I love the bottlebrush flower.