You will be sure to make an impression with this real butterfly necklace! Its translucent wings offer a simple pattern of nice soft yellow with bright orange tips and subdued blacks. This lovely species name is Anteos Menippe and it is a member of the Pieridae family that can be found natively from Mexico down into South America. I have preserved this butterfly by encasing it in several layers of hand painted resin, following its flowing form to create a very natural appeal. The resin that I use is clear so what you see are the natural colors of the butterfly. Though the resin does transmute the colors somewhat as it turns the butterfly semi-transparent producing an effect much like stained glass. The wing span of this beauty is 3 1/2", making for a rather impressive statement. This pendant comes on an 18" 1.5mm black leather cord with a small chain extension and an easy to use lobster clasp. This necklace is guaranteed to capture folks attention and you will amaze your friends when you tell them it is a real butterfly.