Moonset butterfly in a Dome
Species Name: Napeocles jucunda
Common Name: Moonset Butterfly
Origin: South America
Size: 3.5" Wooden Base x 4.5" high
The Moonset, is one of our most mysterious looking butterfly, with the wings dark like the forest at night, a moonlight laying its light on a still water surface. It's what i see when I look at the Moonset.
Also called the Great Blue Hookwing, it inhabits rainforest at the foothills of the eastern Andes (South america), at altitudes between about 400-800 metres above sea level. This magnificent butterfly spends most of its time high in the canopy, but sometimes descends to settle on the lower foliage of trees.
When settled the wings are usually held upward, displaying the dead leaf underside, but in the late afternoon when temperatures drop, the butterfly will sometimes bask with wings outspread.
I carefully displayed it in a small dome, so that you can see it from every angle and to give you the best experience of what it would look like in the wild.
Small butterfly domes make excellent gifts, they don't take much space and look great on desk or shelve.