Panacea butterfly

A unique colour. This striking butterfly is new to butterfly displays and has been brought into breeding by El Bosque Nuevo butterfly farm in Costa Rica. It has a steely-blue ground colour decorated with a mesh of black ripples and waves. Like many Nymphalids this butterfly feeds on fallen fruits in the forest.

Name: Panacea

Latin: Panacea procilla

Family: Nymphalidae

Origin: Costa Rica

Food plant: Stinging Nettles

Panacea underside butterfly thumbnail