Hebomoia leucippe & Hebomoia glaucippe. The Hebomoia genus contains only these two strong-flying species. Hebomoia glaucippe is primarily a lowland and mid-elevation species, and is adapted to a very wide variety of habitats ranging from the arid scrubby grasslands of India to the tropical rainforests of Borneo.
In temperate Asia it is mainly found in the warmer valleys. Males spend long periods resting on the ground, where their cryptic pale "dead-leaf" underside pattern affords them excellent camouflage. Periodically they take flight, patrolling back and forth in search of females. In warm overcast weather they will sometimes bask with wings half open on the ground or on foliage, but at all times remain very alert and difficult to approach. Both sexes visit flowers frequently, preferring Lantana and other bushy plants.In common with other heavy species such as Swallowtails and Birdwings, the Great Orange-tip when feeding tends to keep its wings constantly fluttering to support its weight. Glaucippe uses two interesting defences H. Leucippe might well too, but information is scarce during its life: when a caterpillar it resembles the head of a vine snake, dark green and sleek with a pointed nose and eye-spots; as an adult the wings contain glacontryphan-M, a peptide toxin belonging to the family contryphan. These butterflies have been expertly prepared by hand to museum standards, and are 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 "Orange Tip Pair Real Taxidermy Butterflies in Handmade Museum Quality Frame" is in sale since Thursday, June 20, 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.