Danaus plexippus (upperside displayed)
Commonly known as the Monarch butterfly, this species is famous in North America for its enormous migration from the north of the continent down to Florida and Mexico. It is also an infrequent migratory species to Britain - an incredible feat.
This specimen was bred in Peru.
This butterfly has been prepared in the UK to museum standards and is displayed in a deep handmade shadowbox frame, mounted on white conservation-grade foam. The back of the frame is covered in really special Italian decorative paper, with a brass hook for hanging it on the wall (but it also stands perfectly on a mantlepiece or a table). It is completely sealed inside the frame and will last for generations.