A Truly Unique Butterfly

Periodically we get a truly unique butterfly in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing. We recently received a Great Orange Tip (Hebomoia glaucippe) that displayed none of the black coloration. Included is a photo of this unique individual and one of a typical specimen. There are a few potential causes for the lack of coloring, and we are going to run some tests to find out the reason. I discovered this butterfly while I was walking through the Butterfly Wing. I didn’t previously know it had been released. Even I find fun, intriguing things in the Butterfly Wing, so if you have an opportunity, stop out and see what fascinating things you can find.