Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Kamehameha Butterfly

Kamehameha Butterfly
Watercolor, Pen and Ink on Arches 140lb. Hot Press
Matted in a 5x7'' Ivory Matt

Vanessa tameamea

Named after the royal House of Kamehameha, this butterfly was first identified in 1821 and is found on all of the main Hawaiian Islands.  The Kamehameha Butterfly is the Hawaiian state insect and one of only two endemic species of butterfly on Hawaii.

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