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This species is also known by the synonym Mimoides xeniades. The color and pattern of this species is very similar to Cattlehearts, a group of Papilionid butterflies with toxic qualities derived from their larval food plant Aristolochia. The Cattleheart Mimic Butterfly, however, feed as larvae on Annonaceae, and are not thought to be unpalatable to predators.
**Please keep in mind that these specimens are dried and unspread (as shown), meaning the wings are closed. These specimens are useful if you want to use their wings only (for artwork, fairy dolls, jewelry) or simply to study them for science.
In order to spread butterflies for mounting and display, we will include instructions on how to hydrate the butterflies to spread their wings.
• You will receive a specimen similar to that shown
• Each specimen is approximately 1.5″ unspread (3″ spread)