Arched-wing Cattleheart

Close-up photo of an Arched-wing Cattleheart butterfly sits on a leaf.

Animal's Behavior 
Butterfly experts call the arched-wing cattleheart (Parides arcas) species a “frequent flutterer” as they create a lot of movement in butterfly exhibits.

Eating Habits
As caterpillars, they feed on pipevine, using the plant’s acid for defense. Adults drink nectar.

Mexico to South America

Animal Facts
The pinkish mark on the hind wings reminds some of a cow’s heart.