BITS AND BUGS - MORPHO ACHILLES MALE TAXIDERMY

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SPECIES  Morpho achilles male

ORIGIN   Peru

FRAME   20x20xD5cm Made from recycled products. Available in black or white frame. Set in white matt.

DESCRIPTION  Stunning metallic blue bands on the viso wings of this male. The Blue Morpho butterfly has 6-10 layers of branches that make up tree like structures, resulting in multilayer that selectively reflects blue. The color of the Blue Morpho butterfly stays in the blue regardless of the viewing angle. The pigment beneath each of these scale absorbs the unnecessary green to red light, which reduces the background reflection and enhances the blue structural color. The verso side is in stark contrast with dull brown colouring with various sized eyespots ( ocelli )  from the Latin oculus (eye).

Set in white matt species label back of frame