Ancyluris meliboeus is a small butterfly with BIG colors! It has some of the most amazing blue iridescence on it's underside seen in the butterfly world. It is found in Surinam, Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia and Peru.
This butterfly ships unspread with wings folded closed.
Note: These are a smaller butterfly and can be difficult for beginners to spread.
We work really hard to find great, ethical farms around the world. 'Insect ranching' has been shown to dramatically aid conservation and increase insect numbers in the wild, as well as giving local, indigenous people a sustainable income source other than logging. Protecting insects means protecting the habitat they live in. This benefits every plant and animal sharing this habitat. Sustainable butterfly farming gives local populations an alternative to logging and clear-cutting rain-forest. The forests are preserved, critical habitat for endangered species is maintained, and butterfly populations increase. Everything we source is sustainably sourced and 100% legally imported.