Butterfly Wing Necklace ~ Morpho didius


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This wonderful necklace is made from the wing of the Morpho didius butterfly, also known as the giant blue morpho. It is considered, by some, to be a subspecies of Morpho menelaus.  Its wingspan can reach 5.9 inches, making it one of the largest of the Morpho species.  Their bright, iridescent blue coloring is a result of the microscopic scales on the backs of their wings, which reflect light. The underside of the morpho’s wings, on the other hand, is a pale color with many eyespots, providing camouflage against predators such as birds and insects when its wings are closed.  This beautiful species is found in Peru. Their beauty is brief however,  as its entire life cycle lasts only about 115 days!

Set in 925 sterling silver.  Shiny, shimmery loveliness!  Reversible!

Dimensions:  (17″ long)  x  (the center round is .88″ wide and is .17″ thick)
Weight:  1 ounce/28.4 grams

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Morpho
Species: M. didius


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Butterfly / Moth Wings


925 Sterling Silver

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