Two Caligo atreus butterflies in a black wood glass frame.
Caligo atreus, the yellow-edged giant owl, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. The species can be found from Mexico to Peru.
The wingspan is 140–160 mm. The larvae feed on Musa and Heliconia species and can be a pest for banana cultivation. Adults feed on juices of rotting fruit. Adults are known for their relatively long lifespan compared to other butterflies. Up to 3-4+ months.
Adults are slow and often are attacked by birds. They defend from bird attacks closing the wings and looking like a Owl, from Colombia.
A high quality handmade glass dome with four Phoebis philea - the Orange-barred sulphur, is a species of butterfly found in the Americas, these ones are from Peru. The species eats nectar from red-colored plants and the larvae feeds on Cassia species. Mounted in a Red Moor wood piece, previously treated and harmless, for the security and prevention of any bacterial problem, it is also presented two Hebomoja glaucippe from Thailand - this particular species presents glacontryphan-M in the wings, a peptide toxin belonging to the family contryphan that is an active constituent of the poisonous venom produced by cone snail (genus Conus). In the Hebomoia glaucippe this toxin works as a defense against predators.
Callicore lyca and Catonephele numilia glass vitrine.
Callicore lyca, the Aegina numberwing, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. Superb coloured specimen. It is found from the south of Mexico to Peru, these one's are from Perú.
Catonephele numilia, the Blue-Frosted Banner, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae found in Central and South America. This butterfly usually flies along the ground and close to the ripe fruits and flowers.
Handmade glass dome in a Redmoor wood brach, displaying four Chorinea faunus, from Bolivia know as Long-tailed glass wing because of is transparent wings, two Rhetus arcius, from Perú is an exceptional beautiful little butterfly and two Ancyluris formosissima, from Perú considered as well one of the most beautiful butterfly.