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Morpho menelaus blue butterfly Christmas ornament Guyana

$20.00

Range Discount
5 - 9 5 %
10 - 49 10 %
50 - 500 20 %

Description

This piece makes the perfect gift for any butterfly-lover! A great addition to the Christmas tree or for year-long display around the house!
The ornament is made of acrylic and is shatterproof. The butterfly specimen is pinned into a small piece of cork in the back so it appears to be floating inside.
Interesting Facts about the Morpho:

The blue morpho has been made famous by the movie “Papillon”. Historically, the scales from morpho butterflies have been incorporated into paper money in order to prevent counterfeiting. A prison on Devil’s Island, off the coast of French Guyana, famously utilized this technique and had prisoners collecting morpho butterflies for this purpose in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Morpho menelaus blue butterfly French Guyana

Additional information

Weight 3 oz