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.