The Elisir d’Amore is a brooch handmade in Paris (France), showcasing the Appias Zarinda butterfly mounted on an Japanese Mokuba ribbon.
Height: 6 cm
Width: 7 cm
Appias Zarinda in a few words
This butterfly is one of the Pieridae. This family includes specimens that are generally medium-sized, with white, yellow or orange shades and are often marked with small dark spots. The family comprises of more than 1,000 species, including Pieris brassicae, commonly known as the "Cabbage White", which can be observed in French gardens and meadows in spring.
Like its close cousins of the Appias genus, the Appias Zarinda is very present in Indonesia. It can be observed in particular on a few volcanic islands of the Archipelago, including Sulawezi, east of Borneo. This remote island with 110 dialects is famous for the cultivation of cloves and nutmeg. It also has an exceptionally diverse flora including Sandalwood, Eben and Camphor, still present in their natural state.
The males appreciate the river banks, rocks and wet sandbanks allowing them to replenish their depleted stocks of salts and minerals. Females are more discreet and can be observed at higher altitudes.
Where does Appias Zarinda live?
Appias Zarinda is endemic to Indonesia.