Malachite Wing Earrings, Butterfly Wing Earrings, Insect Earrings, Wing Earrings, Wing Encased in Resin, Preserved Wing, Entemology Jewelry
The wings used are either sourced from the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory or under government permission in their native countries. They are all managed by the wildlife authorities of those countries, to encourage ecologically healthy practices to ensure growing populations of threatened and non-threatened species.
Forged By Nature is committed to wildlife education and preservation therefore a portion of each sale goes to Wildlife Preservation Canada.
These real butterfly wing earrings feature Malachite butterfly wings that have a sophisticated green and brown palette. They has been encased in resin to create this beautiful earrings. Pendant measure approximately 1.5" long.
Please note that because the butterfly wing did once belong to a living butterfly, there may be slight markings or small tears. These should not be considered flaws as they are natural and proof that the wing once belonged to a flying butterfly. In saying that, I do carefully select the wings I use and make sure they are aesthetically pleasing.
I encase each wing in resin, because I do this by hand small bubbles can sometimes occur. Rather than looking at this as a fault, consider it part of the handmade charm.
Siproeta stelenes (malachite) is a neotropical brush-footed butterfly (family Nymphalidae). The malachite has large wings that are black and brilliant green or yellow-green on the upperside and light brown and olive green on the underside. It is named for the mineral malachite, which is similar in color to the bright green on the butterfly's wings. Typically, the wingspread is between 8.5 and 10 cm (3.3 and 3.9 in). The malachite is found throughout Central and northern South America, where it is one of the most common butterfly species. Its distribution extends as far north as southern Texas and the tip of Florida, to Cuba as subspecies S. s. insularis (Holland, 1916), and S. s. biplagiata, and south to Brazil.
Adults feed on flower nectar, rotting fruit, dead animals, and bat dung. Females lay eggs on the new leaves of plants in the family Acanthaceae, especially ruellia. The larvae are horned, spiny, black caterpillars with red markings.- Wikipedia