Here is more information about the butterflies we currently stock. You can search our inventory for corresponding items by searching for the number in the first column.
Purple Spotted Swallowtail
|Native to the highlands of New Guinea, part of the swallowtail family. Found in elevations of 4500 to 8000 feet. Due to its natural camouflage, the wings are completely different on the reverse side, with beige/natural and green being the predominant colors. The pink in the center of the fore/top wing changes color from pink to purples, depending on the type of light.
Day flying moth from Madagascar. Most people are automatically squeemish about moths. But did you know of the main difference between them is the shape of their antennae? Moths have feathery saw edged ones, while butterflies' are club-shaped with a long shaft and a bulb at the end. Sunset moth was initially categorized as a butterfly.
The irridescent parts of the wings do not contain any pigment! Rather, the colors come from optical interference. No wonder they are so hard to photograph. Described as one the "most colorful and beautiful creatures in the world", along with Blue Morphos.
Cethosia Biblis Biblis
|Also known as the Lacewing butterfly, they feed mainly on poisonous climbing plants. They are considered common in their homeland of India. The pattern on the wings looks like tiny writing, hence the Latin name "biblis".
|They are known as fast and high fliers. The resident from Brazil, north as far as Florida and the Keys. Sometimes wandering even to Texas, more rarely to Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Connecticut. If you want to attract them to your garden, plant some salvia or wild senna.