Cruiser Butterfly

insect chrysalis

The pupae of the Cruiser butterfly (Vindula dejone) is amazing, and very different than most of the others we receive. They look like little dragons hanging upside down! Another interesting characteristic of this species is the adults are sexually dimorphic, which means the males and females look different from each other. We fly this Malaysian species regularly in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, so look for the pupae and both adult males and females on your next visit!

– Nathan Brockman, Curator of the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing