Green Triangle Kite Butterflies live in the Cockrell Butterfly Center

eye catching coloration


This dramatically colored, swift-flying butterfly, Graphium agamemnon, is not common in the Center, but its unusual iridescent green spots are very eye-catching. 

This species is a member of the swallowtail family, and is related to our native Zebra swallowtail.  The caterpillars of both species eat plants in the pawpaw family.

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