Lot C70

Hamadryas amphinome

Specifications:

Location:

South America

Size:

12 cm high

Size of butterfly:

7 cm

Origin:

Peru

Material:

wood base | glass

Detection year:

2019

Available in Dubai

Approximate price USD - 200 $

700,00 AED

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Lot Essay

Discover the enchanting beauty of the Red-spotted Purple butterfly (Limenitis arthemis astyanax), elegantly preserved in a high-quality glass cloche for a breathtaking 360-degree viewing experience. This exquisite piece captures the stunning appearance of one of nature’s most beautiful creatures, perfect for enthusiasts, collectors, or as a unique gift.

Features of the Red-spotted Purple Butterfly Display:

  • Striking Appearance: The butterfly’s upper side boasts a deep black color with mesmerizing blue marbling, creating a shimmering effect in the light. A distinct white band crosses the forewings, contrasting sharply with the dark background.
  • Vibrant Underside: Turn the cloche and observe the underside of the hindwing, which reveals a vivid brick red hue, complemented by subtle submarginal eyespots. These features are usually concealed, only becoming prominent when the wings are fully spread.
  • Perfect Size: With a wingspan of approximately 3 1/16 to 3 3/8 inches (7.8 – 8.6 cm), this specimen fits perfectly within the glass cloche, allowing for detailed observation without the need for handling.
  • Educational and Decorative: Not only is this piece a beautiful addition to any room, but it also serves as an educational tool, showcasing the intricate patterns and colors that serve as a protective mechanism, mimicking the toxic Pipevine Swallowtail to deter predators.
  • Sustainable and Ethical: Our Red-spotted Purple butterfly specimens are sourced responsibly, ensuring the preservation of their natural habitats and populations in North America, where they thrive in wooded areas, forest edges, and gardens.
  • Pollinator Importance: Highlighting the ecological role of the Red-spotted Purple, this display educates on the butterfly’s pollination activities, vital for sustaining the health of their natural environments.

This preserved Red-spotted Purple butterfly in a glass cloche is not just a piece of decor; it’s a conversation starter, a piece of art, and a tribute to the beauty and complexity of nature. Secure this timeless piece today and bring a touch of the natural world into your home or office. Perfect for collectors, nature enthusiasts, or as an exquisite gift that will be treasured for years to come.

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