Metamorphosis for the CAPER WHITE BUTTERFLY Belenois java

2020 was a great year to see swarms of caper white butterflies in the Adelaide region and beyond.

Helen Wilmore’s curiosity for biological processes and how creatures grow and develop resulted in her patiently photographing all stages of the caper white life cycle, from egg laying through to a new butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, drying its wings and warming itself ready for its first flight.

Also, on YouTube, ( ), you can see a short video she made with highlights such as a chrysalis flipping when disturbed.