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Poecilius ornata
("many colored" "decorated")

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Specimen #01109, 7/10/2000

Wingspan: 3 inches (7.5 cm)

Composition: Sterling silver wire, steel scalpel blades, Longines watch mechanism

Comments: I used the blowtorch to darken the wings, and left the tips alone, lending them a white appearance in comparison with the bluish-black. The blowtorch also turned certain gears in the abdomen a bright blue, an effect I love.

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