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This listing is for one large Blue Morpho Butterfly, Morpho didius.
Morpho didius comes from Central and South America. A large butterfly, they average about a 5-6 inch wingspan. The color is a very bright and solid metallic blue. The back side is grey/brown. FYI, Morphos are preserved without their abdomens, because they tend to exude oil which ruins the wings. They still have the head and thorax, and most people don't notice this detail. These are graded A, "very good".
FYI I haven't carried the didius for awhile; I've had the smaller but otherwise identical Morpho menelaus lately, but after some quality issues with those, I have switched back to the didius. They are HUGE, in fact I'm not sure I'm going to offer them already spread because of their large size. For now, I am offering to my clients who already know how to open butterflies. Want to learn how? See the link below.

The first picture here shows the species you will receive. The other three photos are here to describe the available methods of preparation:

Please select whether you'd like the butterfly spread, unmounted/papered, or laminated (wings only). Descriptions follow:
"Spread" means I have opened the wings for you. All you have to do is glue into your project.
"Unmounted/Papered" means I have done nothing. The butterfly is in it's collection envelope, with its wings folded up, as pictured in the example shown in the last photo here. This is an option for people who know how to spread their own specimens. Want to learn how? I sell a Butterfly Spreading Kit in my shop!
"Wings Laminated" means that I have removed the wings from the body and have laminated them separately for you.
Please see the last three photos in this listing for pictorial examples of the above preparations.

To glue into your project (for example, into a shadowbox frame), just use some Elmer's school glue, or whatever you have lying around. No special tools required. Tweezers for handling might make the job easier.
Here's a link to my Butterfly Spreading Kit, if you'd like to learn how to open the specimens yourself; it comes with all the tools you need plus 12 practice butterflies: https://www.etsy.com/listing/120818154/butterfly-mounting-kit-for-beginners?ref=shop_home_active_4&ga_search_query=kit
I also have free online video tutorials: www.insectartonline.com

My butterflies come from farmed sources and are not taken from the wild. I cannot guarantee intact antennae on spread specimens, as they are just too fragile.

Thank You!
Katie VanBlaricum

Frequently asked questions about InsectArt

Care instructions cards are included with your order if applicable.
All jewelry comes gift wrapped. I can always include a card to the recipient with your message for free; just contact me with your message.
Please contact me regarding this. I do offer wholesale discounts for orders of unmounted insects over $100.