In this the blue is the ground-color, and in it the decoration, consisting of sprigs of bud and blossom, is reserved.
There is much variety in the ground-color of the wings on the under side.
One thing I wish to say is, Never use Indian red in a ground-color, as it is not transparent and makes the work look muddy.
This butterfly is smaller than the Monarch, and the ground-color of the wings is a livid brown.
The ground-color passes from a well-marked shade of greenish-blue to a dull white with scarcely the faintest tinge of blue.
The ground-color is usually palest on the lower dorsal scale rows and darkest dorsally.
The ground-color of the under side of the hind wings is grayish-green, with a narrow pale-buff marginal belt.
The ground-color of the dorsum between the 5th rows on each side is a somewhat darker shade of pale to medium brown.
In ground-color they are white, and spotted and blotched with reddish-brown, slate and lilac.
The ground-color below the second stripe, and between the third and fourth dark stripes was tan.