Specimen 010 - Apollo Metalmark (Lyropteryx apollonia) (2016)
Acrylic painting by Alexa Aulds


  • Acrylic painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 7.87 × 7.87 × 1.22 in (framed) / 3.94 × 3.94 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold framed
  • Signed on the front

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Alexa Aulds

United Kingdom

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Apollo Metalmark (Lyropteryx apollonia), also known as Pink-dotted Metalmark or Blue-rayed Metalmark, is a butterfly of the Riodinidae family, Riodininae subfamily, tribe Riodinini. It can be found in tropical rainforests at an elevation of about 200–600 metres. This rare species is widespread in the tropical areas of the South America, particularly in Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia. The real butterfly has a wingspan of about 35–43mm.

Painted to a true likeness in acrylic with ink added over the paint using a calligraphy nib. These small framed paintings are a bright artistic take on real mounted taxidermy butterfly specimens, a celebration of the beauty of the natural world.

Framed in a 23mm wide classic flat pure matt black frame, made from solid pine. Crystal clear 2mm acrylic glazing. Shatter proof and 20% clearer than glass. The painting is signed on the front and comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity attached to the back of the frame. The frame is complete with an acid free double mount and backing board, which protects the artwork.

Materials used:

Acrylic & ink

  • Ready to Hang