The Emperor in Box Frame (Morpho helenor peleides)

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An Emperor butterfly in a handmade wooden frame mounted on high-quality acid-free conservation board. The Latin and common names are printed underneath the specimen.

The Emperor belongs to the Peleides family of butterflies. The butterfly is also known as the Peleides Blue Morpho or Common Morpho. The amazing blue colour in the wings is caused by the diffraction of the light from millions of microscopic scales on its delicate wings. It uses these to scare away predators, by flapping its wings rapidly.

Its wingspan reaches 7–20 centimetres (3.0–7.9 in).

Latin Name: Morpho peleides.

Quality: A1 What does this mean?

Sex: Male.

Distribution: Morpho peleides can be found in found in Mexico, Central America, South America, Paraguay, and Trinidad.

Prepared: By our very own entomologists.

Frame: Handmade in our workshop.

Frame Size: 9 x 7 Inch.

Please Be Aware: The specimen that you will receive may differ in size, shape or colour very slightly since you are purchasing a natural product.

Where do we source our insect specimens?All of our specimens are purchased from conservation farming projects. Please visit our ethics pages in the menu for details on the type of projects we work with.

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