15x15x6cm Handmade Black Frame
This striking swordtail is a lowland species, found in wet primary rainforest at altitudes from sea level to about 400m. In the wild these butterflies can be found on sandbanks in rivers, filter-feeding on dissolved minerals by continually pumping water though their bodies. This specimen originates from Loreto region, Peru.
The 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.