Clippers

In our butterfly house, we can have up to 40 different species at a time. A common butterfly to see flying around  is the Clipper. It receives its common name from the way it glides during flight.

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Clippers can be found throughout south east asia. Mainland Asian populations exhibit blue to blue-green as the base color while those from the Philippines are brown.

Clippers have stripes along their bodies and the base of the wings. This pattern is thought to deter predators. 

In the Butterfly House Clippers are often seen basking with wings outstretched on leaves at eye level or slightly above. These butterflies are curious toward movements and colors.

Learn more about the butterflies in the Butterfly House here