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Butterfly experts call this species a “frequent flutterer” as they create a lot of movement in butterfly exhibits.
As caterpillars, they feed on pipevine, using the plant’s acid for defense. Adults drink nectar.
Mexico to South America
- It’s always Valentine’s Day for Arched-wing Cattleheart butterflies. The pinkish mark on the hind wings reminds some of a cow’s heart.
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Lepidoptera, Papilionidae
Place of Birth
Black with heart-shaped pink patches on hind wings. May have additional whitish or green markings on forewings.