Doxocopa laure is a new species for Stratford Butterfly farm originally from South America , both male and female were photographed today .
Doxocopa laure (female).
Doxocopa laure (male).
Doxocopa laure (underside).
The deep purple sheen is the result of light refracting from microscopic prismatic ridges on the surface of the scales only present on males , and is only seen when the butterfly is viewed from certain angles.