The “skeletonized” Portis blue morpho butterfly features a specimen that has its scales removed on the right side of its wings. This process is used by scientists to identify certain species of butterflies so they can look at the wing structure. This specimen is paired mounted on an archival reprint of a butterfly anatomy print and makes an excellent insect cabinet of curiosities addition.
This South American species has long been prized amongst antiquarians, it’s beautiful shiny blue wings have graced the notable royal collections of the Tsar of Russia Peter the Great, the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa and the Queen of Sweden Ulrika Eleonora.
FRAMED SKELETON BUTTERFLY DETAILS:
• UV blocking conservation glass
• Wood gallery frame
• Reproduction museum label with natural history information.
• Handmade in California
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