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    Posted 2 years ago

    fortapache
    (2110 items)

    I fear we are just at the tip of the iceberg for the butterfly collection. Someday I will post my butterfly wall. I have had to put a few upstairs as that wall is full.
    The large moth in the center has a 6" wingspan, it is my second largest moth. And as seen is accompanied by several other butterflies.
    This seems to be an older collection from Thailand. Possibly just the frame was made in Thailand but Thailand and east Asia is a major source for butterfly collections.
    Various signs point to this as being older. The specimens are pressed against the glass by the stuffing in the case. The newer ones raised but with no pins sticking out the top. Plus the newer ones are labeled as to which each one is. Still yet another sign is that this one is user friendly. It can easily be opened with no tools. The newer ones are meant to stay sealed and take effort to open them.
    The last photo shows it in its current home. This could change as I move things around.

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    1. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 2 years ago
      Another nice set, love the colors, Are the bodies paper on these?
      The collection from Taiwan I have the wings are real and the body paper.
    2. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Your collections vary to many interests and I do love butterfly's I call them Flutterbys . I have a collection of them also several came from Brazil . Your walls most be so interesting with all your collections :-)
    3. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much 2P. These all have 100% insect bodies and wings.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Manikan. Blue Morphos? I fear my wall is too interesting. At least the butterfly wall is.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      TassieDevil
      racer4four
      mikelv85
      aura
      iggy
      JImam
      PoliticalPinbacks
      Manikan
      TheGateKeeper
      nutsabotas6
      Hamish
      vetraio50
    6. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Yes Fort the one's from Brazil have Blue Morphos I will post on . It is only one I have hanging on wall at moment .
    7. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Excellent Manikan. I look forward to seeing it.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Thomas. Perhaps some In-a-godda-da-vida.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      PhilDMorris
      brunswick
      hawaiianfinds
      blunderbuss2

    10. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Just for you :-)
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/231872-butterfly-diorama-from-brazil-blue-morp?in=activity
    11. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Manikan.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      Caperkid
      Zilla
    13. Rick55 Rick55, 2 years ago
      6" Fort? That's not a moth it's more like a bat lol. Nice collection!
    14. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Rick. I am sure it would elict shrieks should it fly into a room.
    15. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse
      jscott0363
      Rick55
    16. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.

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