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The Most Expensive Butterfly in the world

Thursday, October 20th 2011. | Animals

Why are they Most Expensive Butterfly in the world? Are they delicious? Or, will they give you superpower or magic? Hobbyist, gamblers and collectors are willing to pay thousands of dollars for a single species of an insect.

A butterfly is a mainly day-flying insect of the order Lepidoptera, the butterflies and moths. Like other holometabolous insects, the butterfly’s life cycle consists of four parts: egg, larva, pupa and adult. Most species are diurnal. Butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. Butterflies comprise the true butterflies (superfamily Papilionoidea), the skippers (superfamily Hesperioidea) and the moth-butterflies (superfamily Hedyloidea). All the many other families within the Lepidoptera are referred to as moths. The earliest known butterfly fossils date to the mid Eocene epoch, between 40-50 million years ago. So if you are searching for the most expensive butterfly in the world, here is it.

  • Species: 5 Winged Morpho a. aurora x eugenia?
  • Family: Morphidae
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  • Country: Guyana
  • Size (cm): 8-9
  • Sex: M
  • Quality: A1/A1-
The Most Expensive Butterfly in the world 5 Winged Morpho a aurora x eugenia

The Most Expensive Butterfly in the world 5 Winged Morpho a aurora x eugenia

There appears to be a discrepency with the identification guides and this specimen’s identity. This specimen looks very much like Morpho aurora aurora but according to the taxonomy guides, M. a. aurora does not fly near Georgetown, Guyana. In fact this species flight range is only Peru and Bolivia. This abberation looks differently from Morpho eugenia as well. It could be something undescribed or a natural hybrid of the two species. It is not certain what the proper name of this one of a kind species is.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the Most Expensive Butterfly rare examples of a where a butterfly has 5 wings instead of the normal 4, truly an amazing and a one of a kind specimen.



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