Olivewing Butterfly Underside


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The Framed Olivewing butterfly (Nessaea hewitsoni) is an interesting species because it is one of the only animals in the world known to be able to develop blue pigment, which is called pterobilin. This specimen is displayed displaying the underside which is a stunning green color.


COMMON NAME: Olivewing Butterfly
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Nessaea hewitsoni
LOCALITY: South America
Please note specimens may vary in size and appearance since they're each unique and real
Museum quality shadowbox frame with UV blocking glass
6" x 6" x 1.25"
San Francisco, CA
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"Are those bugs real?" A question we are asked on a weekly basis regarding the framed butterflies in our stores, the answer always being an enthusiastic yes! Our Bug Under Glass pieces, handcrafted by Kevin Clarke, are always a conversation starter -- in our store and in our customer's homes. All of the B.U.G. works are hand assembled by Kevin, who sources the insects from sustainable bug farms in a variety of tropical locations. These bug farms help boost the economies of these host countries, and also assist in preserving natural flora and ecosystems in which the butterflies are able to thrive. We love Kevin's mission to both beautify and educate the masses about these gorgeous species!

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