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Megaptera strigigena
("large wings" "striped")

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Specimen #01105, 5/18/2000

Wingspan: 4.5 inches (11.5 cm)

Composition: Sterling silver wire, steel utility blades

Comments: My first butterfly attempt. A reasonable success considering it was the first one. The stripes on the wings were forced using "gun blue" gel, which reacts with steel. I had some trouble with the solder, but it turned out OK.

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