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Black Jezebel from East Coast Australia
Hi Daniel,
I see you are both very busy at the moment, but thought you might like to have a couple of photos of the Black Jezebel, Delias nigrina, found mostly on the East Coast of Australia. During the past month there have been quite a few of these butterflies in our yard, flying in and then dying. So, the two photos are of a dead Jezebel, female according to my butterfly reference book. The upper view is grey-white and black, the under view is beautifully coloured. Apparently they feed on misteltoe. Regards,
Grev

Hi Grev,
As we respond to our students when they ask if we are busy: “Never too busy for you!” Thanks so much for sending us your photos of the mysteriously deceased Black Jezebel. It surely is a lovely butterfly.

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