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Thousands of white butterflies seen near Ben Gurion International Airport

By Mason White 4:58 PM August 20, 2013
The white butterflies 

By: Shifra Unger
(Scroll down for video) A butterfly researcher spotted thousands of white butterflies near Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport, according to video uploaded on Channel 2 News.

A plowed field outside the airport was the scene of a rare sighting of an estimated 10,000 butterflies, creating the appearance of a “white cloud”, a leading Israeli butterfly researcher, who has been studying butterflies for 60 years, said.

“While driving my daily route, I suddenly saw white clouds. I realized that the clouds were really butterflies, so I immediately grabbed my camera. The butterfly group was wandering in the area and stopped to enjoy the nectar of the flowers that are growing in the field,” Dubi Benyamini, chairman of the Israeli Lepidopterists Society, said according to a report by The Algemeiner.

“I have not seen anything like this in 60 years studying butterflies,” Benyamini added. “Some 10,000 of them migrated here and landed on an island of green vegetation and the moist soil. Glad you got to see that,” he said.