New Species

close up of a butterfly with a swirled camoflaged markings

We have a new species in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing! For the first time ever, we’ll be flying Blomfild’s Beauty (Smyrna blomfildia). This South and Central American native is a smaller butterfly with a three-inch wingspan. The basic color of male wings is red-orange and brown in females. The underside of the wings is especially striking, with gorgeous swirling brown and tan wavy markings. The larvae is distinctive, too, with a bright orange head. We’ve received just five of this special butterfly. So you’ll need to hunt around to find it, but it’s worth the effort!

— prepared by Nathan Brockman, Curator of the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing