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Insect Series / #AS148W Florida Purplewing Butterfly

Eunica tatilia Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 Nymphalidae
North to South America
Crabwood (larval plant) Gymnanthes lucida Sw., 1944 Euphoribaceae
Bloodberry (nectaring plant) Cordia globose (Jacq.) Kunth., 1818 Boraginaceae

The Florida purplewing butterfly is a species of high concern that lives in subtropical hardwood hammocks as far south as Argentina. The spurge family, Euphorbiaceae, that includes crabwood, croton and poinsettia supply Florida butterflies with nectar and larval food. Bloodberry, a nectar source, lives in grassy areas on the outskirts of hammocks

Original watercolor image 10¼” x 12¼” on 260lb HP
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Insect Series / #AS148W Florida Purplewing Butterfly


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