Batesia hypochlora Real Taxidermy Butterfly in Handmade Museum Quality Frame

Batesia hypochlora Real Taxidermy Butterfly in Handmade Museum Quality Frame
Batesia hypochlora Real Taxidermy Butterfly in Handmade Museum Quality Frame
Batesia hypochlora Real Taxidermy Butterfly in Handmade Museum Quality Frame

Batesia hypochlora Real Taxidermy Butterfly in Handmade Museum Quality Frame
Batesia hypochlora the Painted Beauty. Batesia hypochlora, or the Painted Beauty, is found in the upper Amazon basin of Brazil, Ecuador and Peru, in primary rainforest at altitudes of between about 200 and 1200m. They are most often seen basking with wings outspread, usually near the base of a tree in small shaded forest glades. When disturbed they normally fly high up into the trees, but usually return to ground level a few minutes later. Even in the low light levels of the forest understory, the red band on the forewing is immediately visible, regardless of whether the butterfly is flying or at rest. When an individual is flying in direct sunshine, however, the red band almost glows, making it brilliantly obvious when viewed from either above or below.

The adults feed on the juices of rotting fruits, wounds in trees, and occasionally fresh mammal dung. The butterfly has been expertly prepared by hand to museum standards, and is mounted on conservation-grade foam in a hand-made, beautifully crafted case backed with Italian decorative paper. Absolutely ideal for wedding presents, Christmas and birthday presents, home decoration. Please note that it should be kept out of direct sunlight as the colour comes from pigmentation of the scales, rather than refraction, and it will naturally fade if it spends too long in the sun.

If you have any queries, or would like to request a different specimen, please get in touch! None of the butterflies offered for sale are listed on Annex A of the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations, and all are farmed this ensures that not only are the specimens in perfect condition, but that the practice is completely sustainable. Butterfly farming allows farmers to generate income while conserving their natural heritage. The item "Batesia hypochlora Real Taxidermy Butterfly in Handmade Museum Quality Frame" is in sale since Wednesday, June 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Animal Collectables\Insects & Butterflies".

The seller is "juancarlos2nd" and is located in Monmouth. This item can be shipped worldwide.


Batesia hypochlora Real Taxidermy Butterfly in Handmade Museum Quality Frame


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