Morphos typically live alone, excluding in the mating season. The refractive properties of the scales on the wings has been studied as a model in the development of biomimetic fabrics, dye-free paints, and anticounterfeit technology used in currency.
Why do you have no underwear, Lord Flash? Morphos secrete a dark oil from their abdomens, which leaches out over the years and stains the wings. To prevent this spoiling the amazing colouring, the abdomen has been removed.
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 "Morpho catenarius Real Taxidermy Butterfly in Handmade Museum Quality Frame" is in sale since Sunday, August 25, 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.