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Claudina Agrias Butterfly - Agrias claudina lugens - Topside

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Claudina Agrias Butterfly - Agrias claudina lugens - Topside

Scientific Name:
Agrias claudina lugens
Shipping Restrictions:

Claudina Agrias Butterfly - Agrias claudina lugens

The Science:

This specimen is a member of Nymphalidae, commonly known as the Brush-Footed Butterflies, the largest family of Butterflies in the world. Also known as the Claudina Butterfly, Agrias claudina lugens is a striking medium-sized South American butterfly common in the tropical forest canopy. Active in hot weather, adult butterflies feed on rotting fruit or dung, and are not often glimpsed in flight. With intensely blue and crimson colors and typically elaborately-patterned underwings, the Agrias genus includes some of the most attractive and prized species in the world. Male Agrias butterflies have little yellow tufts on their hindwings, structures which give off pheromones to attract females. Agrias claudina is a highly variable species, with several subspecies recognized and more than 200 described variations. This piece is mounted to show the intense color of the topside of this amazing specimen!

The Story:

All our framed insects are mounted and framed in Upstate New York. We model our frames from fine ashwood, and they’re available in both a matte-black, and a natural finish.

Our framed insects are made-to-order. Please allow up to two weeks for your order to be completed. If you need your order sooner than this, please contact us at 212-343-1114 x401 or and we will do our best to accommodate you!

SKU:                                       AP-FI0000
Dimensions:                      5.000"W x 5.500"H x 1.625""D
Scientific Name:             Agrias claudina lugens
Origin:                                  Peru
Shipping Restrictions: International wildlife export fees apply

Customers with shipping addresses outside of the US will be charged an additional $168.00 for US Fish & Wildlife Services processing fees. Please allow up to 60 days for your order to be processed. Read our full international wildlife shipping policy here.

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