Specimen 88 - Diaethria underside (2013)
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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The Eighty-eight (Diaethria) is a butterfly found from Mexico to Peru and Brazil. The underside is red and white with black stripes that look like an outlined number 88, giving the species its common name.. The real butterfly has a wingspan of about 30–40 millimetres (1.2–1.6 in).
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

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