Mycelia cyaniris South America 5 pupae

Mycelia cyaniris South America 5 pupae
Mycelia cyaniris South America 5 pupae Mycelia cyaniris South America 5 pupae Mycelia cyaniris South America 5 pupae Mycelia cyaniris South America 5 pupae
Availability: March
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Description

Mycelia cyaniris Central and South America. 

A medium-sized and very active Nymphalid, which rests with wings outspread, often head downwards. Walking along in the rainforest may disturb this iridescent blue butterfly, it flies a little ahead, and rests again some paces ahead.

A butterfly that appears to have character! In captivity it responds to gentle handling.  It does not fly into the distance, but settles close by and often returns, promenading and displaying its magnificent iridescent wings, which are almost as electric as the Purple Emperor. With wings closed the underside is patterned in greys for concealment, so that if disturbned, the brilliant blue flash stands a good chance of startling a predator long enough for the butterfly to make its escape.

This butterfly will charm you!