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Giant Blue Morpho Butterfly - Morpho didius

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Giant Blue Morpho Butterfly - Morpho didius

SKU:
AP-FI0300-BD
Scientific Name:
Morpho didius
Origin:
Peru
Shipping Restrictions:
IF&W
$119.00
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GIANT BLUE MORPHO BUTTERFLY - MORPHO DIDIUS

THE SCIENCE

There are at least 29 species of Morpho, a genus of brilliant blue butterflies widespread across (and unique to) Latin America. The male Morpho didius (considered by some to be a subspecies of Morpho menelaus) has large wings, the topside of which are mostly the metallic, iridescent blue color for which Morphos are famous. Morphos typically have very large wings for their body size, and fly with a characteristic slow, jerking motion. Morpho wing undersides are typically a mottled brown and/or greyish color with several prominent eye-spots, and it’s believed that the alternating of the wings’ topsides and undersides when flapped makes a Morpho in flight a difficult target for predators to place visually. A rainforest inhabitant, it’s found across much of South America and is sexually dimorphic - the females have broader dark margins splotched with white around the conspicuously smaller patches of blue. As with many butterflies, adult males are far more often encountered than females.

THE STORY

Our all-natural, intact specimens (no fake parts here!) are all of first-rate quality, delicately prepared, mounted, and framed with double-glass glazing in our very own fabrication studio in Upstate New York. We model our frames from solid fine ashwood, and they’re available in both a matte-black, and a natural finish. Because of high demand, some of our framed insects may not immediately be in stock, and may take up to an extra week to ship due to production. Please do contact us at (212) 343-1114 ext. 402, or at fabrication@theevolutionstore.com, with any questions regarding availability and/or custom orders.

SKU:                                       AP-FI0300
Dimensions:                      8.000"W x 7.000"H x 1.625"D
Scientific Name:             Morpho didius
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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