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Branch of Duroia eriopila with Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly


RCIN 921200

Merian shows the caterpillar of the Melantho Tigerwing Butterfly (Xanthocleis psidii), which she illustrated alongside the Sour Guava (see central case). She mistakenly thought that it became the Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly (Eurytides proesilaus) which she shows sitting on the leaf.

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