February 15, 2013

close up of a black butterfly

Visit the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing this month for a chance to see the King Crow (Euploea phaenareta) butterfly. We can only obtain small quantities of pupae at a time which means it will be a treat for visitors lucky enough to encounter one. The King Crow is the largest of all butterflies in the genus Euploea and has a very gentle flight. Many visitors are drawn to their iridescent blue color on the wings which is only visible when the butterfly is viewed from just the right angle.