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    LARGE BUTTERFLY SWARM DISPLAY
    Morpho amathonte
    Peru

    The large M.amathonte is one of the most beautiful of all neo-tropical butterflies, as amply demonstrated by this large and impressive display case. Thirty-six specimens are expertly mounted in a swarming pattern, their electric blue wings shimmering with iridescence. The mahogany case is glazed on both sides to allow a perfect view of the completely contrasting underside, and in addition also allows light to pass through the delicate wings, creating a ghostly fusion of delicate blue, pale tan with eerie eye-shaped markings. A superb and striking display it measures 48 x 36 inches.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    6th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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