Post by tracehardin on Feb 27, 2011 12:26:52 GMT -8
Here are the Caligo memnon butterflies I recently received that eclosed as white eyed adults. Three emerged out of a shipment of 50. Out of the thousands of Caligo I've received I've never seen anything like this. What do you guys think?
Post by nomihoudai on Feb 27, 2011 12:50:14 GMT -8
I saw color defects in beetles eyes, so why not in butterflies? Only problem I see is that they may loose their eye color when they die and the eyes dry out unless the back skin of the eye is that shiny white.
Last Edit: Feb 27, 2011 12:50:34 GMT -8 by nomihoudai
Post by dertodesking on Mar 2, 2011 13:26:05 GMT -8
Just curious what you've done with these? As people have said it's likely that once dead the eyes may lose their white colouration. I just wondered if you'd dispatched these and mounted them and if so...what colour are the eyes now?
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