Light Beneath Shadow
Original Watercolor on Cotton Paper
13″ x 13″ x 1.5″ Framed
The Blue Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly shows off their vibrant ventral side when sitting with their wings closed. The bright orange spots found on the ventral side are thought to serve as warnings to predators, alerting them to the bad taste from high level of acids in the butterfly. The butterfly uses it’s beauty to both attract mates and to ward off predators.