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Redbreast Jezebel (Delias acalis, Pieridae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Redbreast Jezebel (Delias acalis, Pieridae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete, Pieridae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete, Pieridae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Newly Emerged Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete, Pieridae)


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Newly Emerged Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete, Pieridae)

Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete, Pieridae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete, Pieridae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese butterflies on my Flickr site HERE…..

Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete, Pieridae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Freshly Eclosed Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete, Pieridae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Freshly Eclosed Painted Jezebel (Delias hyparete, Pieridae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Early Instar Redbase Jezebel Butterfly Caterpillars (Delias pasithoe, Pieridae)


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Early Instar Redbase Jezebel Butterfly Caterpillars (Delias pasithoe, Pieridae)

Redbase Jezebel Caterpillars (Delias pasithoe)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Redbase Jezebel (Delias pasithoe, Pieridae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Redbase Jezebel (Delias pasithoe, Pieridae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Newly emerged Redbase Jezebels (Delias pasithoe, Pieridae)

These Jezebels don’t travel far away from one another as caterpillars and consequently pupate together also. This leaf had eight chrysalis on it and because they usually pupate at the same time, often when the foodplant is defoliated, they emerge as adults synchronously also.

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Newly emerged Redbase Jezebels (Delias pasithoe, Pieridae)

These Jezebels don’t travel far away from one another as caterpillars and consequently pupate together also. This leaf had eight chrysalis on it and because they usually pupate at the same time, often when the foodplant is defoliated, they emerge as adults synchronously also.

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Freshly eclosed Redbase Jezebels (Delias pasithoe, Pieridae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Freshly eclosed Redbase Jezebels (Delias pasithoe, Pieridae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Redbase Jezebels (Delias pasithoe, Pieridae) - caterpillars, chrysalises and adult butterflies

Jezebels don’t travel far away from one another as caterpillars and consequently pupate together also. This leaf has six chrysalis on it but the surrounding remaining foliage bore a couple of dozen in total. Because they usually pupate at the same time, often when the foodplant is defoliated, they emerge as adults synchronously also.

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Yellow Jezebel (Delias agostina, Pieridae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Yellow Jezebel (Delias agostina, Pieridae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Newly emerged Redbase Jezebels (Delias pasithoe, Pieridae)

These Jezebel butterflies don’t travel far away from one another as caterpillars and consequently pupate together also. This leaf had eight chrysalis on it and because they usually pupate at the same time, often when the foodplant is defoliated, they emerge as adults synchronously also. 


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Newly emerged Redbase Jezebels (Delias pasithoe, Pieridae)

These Jezebel butterflies don’t travel far away from one another as caterpillars and consequently pupate together also. This leaf had eight chrysalis on it and because they usually pupate at the same time, often when the foodplant is defoliated, they emerge as adults synchronously also.

Newly emerged Redbase Jezebels (Delias pasithoe)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Newly emerged Redbase Jezebel (Delias pasithoe, Pieridae) 


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Newly emerged Redbase Jezebel (Delias pasithoe, Pieridae)

Newly emerged Redbase Jezebel (Delias pasithoe)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Asian Cabbage White (Pieris canidia, Pieridae) 
Even the most common things can be beautiful….. 

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Asian Cabbage White (Pieris canidia, Pieridae)

Even the most common things can be beautiful…..

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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SAFETY IN NUMBERS (X)
Redbase Jezebel Butterfly Caterpillars (Delias pasithoe, Pieridae)

The survival rate for many Lepidopteran larvae is staggering low so a common strategy is to mass-produce progeny and for them to congregate together, particularly during the earlier instar stages, to magnify any innate defences they may have, to make themselves look bigger and more imposing to a potential predator and to simply beat the odds.

Not only do these butterfly caterpillars grow up together throughout their instars, but they pupate and eclose together as well…..


This is the tenth in a series of ten posts entitled SAFETY IN NUMBERS. Click HERE  to view the others….

Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese caterpillars on my Flickr site HERE…..
SAFETY IN NUMBERS (X)

Redbase Jezebel Butterfly Caterpillars (Delias pasithoe, Pieridae)

The survival rate for many Lepidopteran larvae is staggering low so a common strategy is to mass-produce progeny and for them to congregate together, particularly during the earlier instar stages, to magnify any innate defences they may have, to make themselves look bigger and more imposing to a potential predator and to simply beat the odds.

Not only do these butterfly caterpillars grow up together throughout their instars, but they pupate and eclose together as well…..

Redbase Jezebel Pupae (Delias pasithoe, Pieridae) Newly emerged Redbase Jezebels (Delias pasithoe)

This is the tenth in a series of ten posts entitled SAFETY IN NUMBERS. Click HERE to view the others….

Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese caterpillars on my Flickr site HERE…..