Framed Calithea Butterfly

£20.00

Astertope Leprieuri

A real Calithea butterfly set and mounted in a 5×5 inch wooden frame, approximately 1 inch deep. 

The Calithea butterfly is more commonly referred to as the Asterope Leprieuri. It is one of seven species in the Astertope family. This species is distributed widely across the Amazonian region, with leprieuri being found from Colombia to Brazil and Bolivia.

Postage and packaging is £4.99.

Read more about this butterfly in the description below.

Description

Nicknamed the Leprieur’s glory, the Calithea butterfly belongs to the Nymphalidae family. They are characterised by their metallic blue/green undersides which are marked with black spots and red or orange markings. The “Lerieur” part of their name is in honour of François Mathias René Leprieur – a French pharmacist and naturalist.

The upper surface of the Calithea’s wings are black with metallic green areas. Both wings exhibit a deep blue sheen. The species is found in rainforest habitats at altitudes between sea level and 1000 meters, typically east of the Andes.

Adult Calithea butterflies have wingspans ranging between 50 and 60mm.

Our framed Calithea butterfly specimens have been sourced responsibly. Find out more about where we source our butterflies and moths from.

Additional information

Dimensions 5 × 5 in
Country of origin

Brazil

How to display

This frame comes with a single brass hanging hook which can be screwed into the rear of the frame, allowing you to hang it on a wall.

Alternatively, the frame is deep enough to stand freely by itself on a shelf.

Where to display

To preserve the colours of your specimen, it's best not to display your frame in direct sunlight. You should also avoid areas of high moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens.

About our frames

All of our frames are handmade and feature mitred joints. The hardwood we use is of a very dark brown colour, with visible woodgrain.

All of our frames use real glass.

Postage and packaging

All frames are bubble wrapped before posting. As an independent, family-run business, we try to re-use as much packaging as possible to limit our impact on the environment. Postage and packaging is charged at £4.99 per order.

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