SPECIES Doxocopa cherubina
FRAME 14.5x14.5xD3cm Made from recycled products.
DESCRIPTION AKA Turquoise Emperor. Brown edges highlighted with electric metallic blue colourings on this spectacular South American species. From the Nymphalidae family. They are most often seen when visiting wet muddy patches, or on the edges of small streams. They feed on rotting fruit, dung or carrion on the ground. Each scale has a ridged surface that refracts and reflects light in iridescent hues of blue, green and violet.