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Linda’s emperor (dorsal), 1.6 Gigapixel Macro Photograph

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Doxocopa linda form selina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Apaturinae) – Linda’s emperor from Peru, a specimen historically treated with mercury salts to prevent damage from dermestid beetles.

Specimens and identifications provided by Dr. John E. Rawlins and his staff from the research collections…

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Linda’s Emperor (ventral), 1.6 Gigapixel Macro Photograph

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Doxocopa linda form selina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Apaturinae) – Linda’s emperor from Peru, a specimen historically treated with mercury salts to prevent damage from dermestid beetles.

Specimens and identifications provided by Dr. John E. Rawlins and his staff from the research collections…

read more……