Those four fellas belong to my crew now. The father of my BF was cleaning up his office and found these old but wonderful butterflies. It would be a blame to throw them away so he asked me if I would like these insects. I said yes, because it would be very rude to say no, ahem… ;) In spite of their age the butterflies are in a very good condition and after cleaning the glass and brass framing they look like new! But it was not the first time that I got a butterfly like those four. You’ll find the story about how I got my first exotic butterfly and many photos under the cut.
First of all I want to introduce you with my “Furious Four”! In the frame with the big black butterfly I found an empty cocoon that didn’t belong, maybe coming from the dreaded “Anthrenus museorum” or museum bug. I hope it is dead now, because I don’t need some of those in my room (it eats death insects and feathers!).
|Idea leuconoe. Female. Habitat: Formosa (South America, I guess).|
|Lachnoptera columbina. Male. Habitat: Kamerun.|
|Papilio iswara. Male. Habitat: Malaysia.|
|Perrhybris pamela. Male. Habitat: Peru.|
|The special one I allready had: Papilio weiskei. Gender unknown. Habitat: New-Guinea.|
I don’t know where on my walls I should hang all those insects anymore. I don’t have that much free space anymore. Hm, let’s see…