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Ruby-eyed Butterfly
Ruby-eyed Butterfly
Ruby-eyed Butterfly
Ruby-eyed Butterfly

Ruby-eyed Butterfly

Regular price $65.00 Sale

The elegant uplifting lines and shimmer of this brooch make it seem to float like a real butterfly. Her bright ruby eyes and gilt wings resemble Matapa aria, a stunning golden butterfly with red eyes that's native to India. Wear this brooch to strike up interesting conversations about insects, eyesight, or distant lands...

Vintage gold and silver tone metal with crystals, on pin with safety clasp. Measures approximately 2" wide and high. No notable damage or flaws.

Matapa aria and other red-eyed butterflies get their ruby eyes from a structure of cones and rods that allows them to see in dark conditions. Red eyes appear in many species of the Hesperiidae family because they tend to live in deep forest or hunt in the dim dark hours of dusk and dawn.

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