Copper Red Spotted Purple
The Red Spotted Purple hind wing has amazing iridescent green and blue scales that when viewed in sunlight display an array of color variations The Red-Spotted Purple mimics the Pipevine Swallowtails, thus gaining protection from birds.
Two hind wings are encased in 1" glass circles with oxidized copper.
Custom length for natural brass chain available
lead and nickel free
May Swenson mentions it in her poem Unconscious Came A Beauty:
came a beauty to my n
and stopped my pencil, o
merged its shadow profile with n
my hand's ghost s
on the page: c
Red Spotted Purple or else Mourning i
paired thin-as-paper wings, near black, u
were edged on the seam side poppy orange, s
as were its spots.
C a m e a B e a u t y
I sat arrested, for its soot-haired
shone in the sun.
It bent its tongue long as
black on my skin
and clung without my
while its tomb-stained
duplicate parts of
a window opened.
And then I