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    Posted 7 years ago

    fortapache
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    Hard to say how old this is but it does seem to have some age to it. I would guess about 40 years old. Anyway there are four butterflies inside it. One at the lower left has lost 3 of 4 wing sections and the one at the lower right blends in with the background. As you can see the blue butterfly is blue on one side and brown/yellow on the other. When the wings are folded it would blend in with foliage and open the bright blue wings appear.
    The dome is 13" tall with the base and 9" wide at the base. Picked it up on Route 66 in Kingman AZ.

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you

      aghcollect
      vetraio50
      ho2cultha
      Manikan
      Moonstonelover21
    2. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 7 years ago
      Sad but beautiful.
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      What is the size of your butterfly? As I have a big one here too...been posted

      amazing colors they have!!!!!
    4. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much Vintagefran. They don't have mouths so they don't live long.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much antiquerose. Mine is 6" across wing tip to wing tip.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you Trey.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68
    8. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you petey.
    9. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      I love it sorry to see the Butterfly this way but that's life I still love it. Thanks for the show take care have a good day
    10. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much Zowie.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you petey and kyratango
    12. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      A pleasure
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      Blue Morpho is beautiful w/grey mottled camouflage wings. Zowie I am going to post something for you right now that shows the living butterfly.
    14. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much valentino97.

      I have a wall of butterflies and insects. Do I dare post it?
    15. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you
      aura
      Caperkid

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