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    TROPICAL BUTTERFLY DISPLAY CASE
    Lepidoptera
    South America

    A beautiful example of the lepidopterist's art, this display case contains 6 specimens of the shimmering blue Morpho amathonte, 7 bright yellow Phoebis philea and 9 examples of the small Panacea prola with its striking red and black wings enlivened by white highlights. Mounted between two panes of glass, they display the underside of their wings to equally good effect; most striking is the contrast between the iridescence of the Morphos' upper surface with the soft brown underside dotted with uncanny "eyes", and the whole collection is held in a 27 x 17-inch mahogany frame, handmade in Peru.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2009
    17th-18th Sunday-Monday
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