The deep orange color of this butterfly (Appias nero) makes it instantly distinguishable from other related species. It is believed that these brilliantly colored insects breed in higher elevations where the females are usually found. The males are commonly found at lower elevations, settled on rocks and pebbles where they perform an unusual processes called filter feeding. They expel droplets of moisture from the anus, which dissolve crystallized sodium. The male butterfly re-ingests the resultant fluids. By repeating this process many times, they are able to replenish the salts lost during mating.
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• Handmade in Sonoma County California
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