These butterflies are characterized by having a very strong rapid flight and the underside is cryptically patterned to resemble a dead leaf, tree bark or boulders on which they settle. Fountainea nessus (Anaea nessus) is one of the most beautiful members of this butterfly genus with bright pink bands on the forewings of males are overlaid with a purple-blue sheen which varies in intensity according to the lighting conditions and angle of view. This species occurs in the eastern Andes from Colombia to Bolivia.
Framed SUPERB LEAFWING BUTTERFLY Details:
• 99% UV blocking conservation glass and acid & lignin free mounting papers.
• Gallery quality wood shadowbox frame with hanger
• Antique style museum label with natural history story about the specimen.
• Gift box
• Handmade in Sonoma County California
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