Gold Banded Forester

Gold Banded Forester close up with blue, black and yellow markings

For a limited time, come see the spectacular gold-banded forester (Euphaedra neophron), now occupying the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing. This African native gets its name from the distinctive gold-orange bands near the edges of its wings. But it’s this butterfly’s metallic blue center that’s the real showstopper.

Unlike some butterflies, which prefer to rest after landing with their wings folded upward, this show-off likes to rest with its wings spread wide so you can really observe the stunning markings. The gold-band forester will be in the Butterfly Wing from now through the first two weeks of December.