The beautiful clipper butterfly (Parthenos sylvia) is a common sight at the fresh fruit stations throughout the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. As you might guess from its name, the clipper has large wings that make it a strong flier and glider. Although its fuzzy body and outstretched wings have led visitors to think it’s a moth, the clipper is actually a butterfly.
Want to learn more about the species you can find in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven? Check out our Butterfly Haven Butterfly & Bird Species Guide.
You can also learn more about how we get our chrysalises and cocoons by checking out the video below.