Birdwings hold the record for the largest species of butterfly, with the Rajah Brooke's Birdwing averaging about 15-17 cm. It is Malaysia's national butterfly and was incredibly sought after during Victorian times and collectors paid huge sums for them. The striking emerald hues of their wings and deep red tufts of hair on their body made them far more exotic than the native English butterflies of lepidoptery enthusiasts. This piece has been refurbished and re-mounted from its original state - see last photo for the "before"!
The frame itself about 9 x 6.5 inches and sits about 1 inch from the wall.