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Clipper Butterflies living in the Cockrell Butterfly Center

fast-Flying butterflies that perch in the sunshine


This butterfly from southeast Asia, Parthenos sylvia, comes in two color forms:  the blue form, native to Malaysia, and the brown form, from the Philippines.  These fast-flying butterflies like to perch with their wings open and bask in the sunshine.
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