Painted in soft purple tones with gentle yellow highlights, this watercolor painting captures the amazing flow of color within the wing pattern of the Imperialis Emperor Butterfly. This magnificent creature is a member of the family Papilionidae and genus Teinopalpus. Commonly known as the Emperor of India, these rare butterflies are found in high elevations of Nepal and India and into Northern Vietnam. Pictured is the female species whose green iridescent scales are less visible than their brighter green counterparts.

The Butterfly Collective is inspired by Maya Angelou's thought-provoking words "We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty," and seeks to draw our attention to the strength and beauty that live in diversity.

6 x 6

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Category: Original

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