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Erythrocirrus sciadicus
("red curl" "shadowy")

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Specimen #01112, 8/30/2000

Wingspan: 4.5 inches (11 cm)

Composition: Sterling silver wire, antique "Don Juan" razor blades, red anodized fish hook

Comments: Those superthin double edged razor blades are difficult to work with -- papercut sharp and very flexible. As a result I had to be careful, otherwise I'd place unnecessary tension on the blade, and bend them as I wrapped them in wire. (Or I'd cut myself, but that's another story entirely.) The pun with the red stinger is, of course, deliberate.


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