|Start auction||$50.00||July 24, 2021 6:00 pm|
Gelosi, Deanna – Necyria Lucia
Current bid: $300.00
Story of the Box
Discovered in 2021, this rare metalmark butterfly is from the riodinidae family. Known for its metallic markings, metalmark butterflies are neotropic in distribution. Necyria lucia (neh-sear-ee-uh loo-chi-uh) is a unique specimen for its lustrous wings, and its species name comes from the Latin word Lux meaning ‘light’. It’s so well preserved that some claim to see it move.
A second taxidermy insect box for The Box Show, this butterfly comes to life when the frame is touched. Wings flutter and lights illuminate the iridescent wings. A stepper motor drives the wing motion initiated when contact is made with the capacitive touch sensor.