Peacock Butterfly - Napeocles jucunda



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Peacock Butterfly - Napeocles jucunda


Also known as the Great Blue (Moonset) Hookwing butterfly, Napeocles jucunda is actually a species of leafwing butterfly found throughout the lowland Amazonian rainforests of Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil; it’s the only species in the genus Napeocles. While the topsides of its wings are a velvety amalgam of black and pale blue (hence its common name), the undersides (seen when the wings are folded) are a variable mottled brown that makes them immediately reminiscent of dead leaves. Adults spend most of their time higher up in the forest canopies, and are not often spotted from the ground- except when basking in the sun with their wings outstretched.


Perhaps one of our most aesthetically “romantic” specimens, the topsides of N. jucunda’s wings are evocative of moonlight reflecting off a still body of water at night. Experience the allure yourself- or better yet, with the one(s) you love! 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.

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-FI0320
Dimensions: 6.00"W x 7.00"H x 1.63"D
Scientific Name: Napeocles jucunda
Origin: Peru
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