Marpesia petreus

15x15x6cm handmade frame (black)

 

This butterfly has hilariously exaggerated dagger-like tails to its wings, and makes me think of the Comma butterfly found in Britain, but with far longer tails. It is found in woodland and forest habitats in tropical and sub tropical areas and is commonest at lower altitudes, and in deciduous forest. This specimen comes from Loreto, 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.

 

Marpesia petreus

SKU: 1515143
£34.99Price

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