SPECIES Parides sesostris
FRAME 14.5x14.5xD5cm Made from recycled products.
DESCRIPTION Very deep velvety black with brilliant jade green and small red spots. AKA The Variable Cattleheart. Stunning black wings with moss green and red markings accentuated with 2 coloured dots on the fore wings the hind wings are fringed in white. With over 40 species in this genus there are plently of coloured variations. Almost all have pure black velvet like wings with beautiful bright colours. These butterflies feed on the Aristolochia vine which are poisonous and thus pass on the toxins to the adult who has an inbuilt deterrant against predators. These are beautiful species with elongated fore wings and pretty scallops on the hind wings. Adults ( who live for a short 8 days only ) feed on the flowers of Impatiens.
COMES IN RECYCLED CARDBOARD GIFT BOX