Our framed Jucunda butterfly showcases the exquisite black and pale blue wings of this species. Some people describe their wings as being similar to the moonlight reflecting off of water at night. This explains why some people refer to the Jucunda butterfly as the Great Blue Moonset butterfly.
In contrast, the opposite sides of their wings (not seen in our framed examples) are a mottled brown. This brown colouration makes this species have the appearance of dead leaves. This is a common defense mechanism among leafwing butterflies.
Adult Jucundas spend most of their time higher up in forest canopies. They are not often spotted from the ground, except when basking in the sun with their wings outstretched.
Adult Jucunda butterflies have typical wingspans ranging between 3.1 and 3.9 inches (8 to 10 cm).
Our framed Jucunda butterfly specimens have been sourced responsibly. Find out more about where we source our butterflies and moths from.