SPECIES Morpho zephyritis
FRAME 16.5x16.5xD3cm Made from recycled products. Available in black or white frame. Set in white matt.
DESCRIPTION Metallic blue colouration on this beautiful morpho. There are 29 species of Morpho. Their iridescent colouring is a result of the microscopic scales on the wings which reflect light. The underside is a dull brownish colour usually with various eyespots which deter predators when wings are closed and also provide great camouflage when perched on trees or bushes.
Please note all Morpho butterflies are mounted without abdomen. The abdomen of the Morpho emits a grease like substance which stains the backboard. All professional mounts will not have an abdomen attached.