The Norma is a brooch handmade in Paris (France), showcasing the Hebomoia Glaucippe butterfly mounted on an Japanese Mokuba ribbon.
Height: 7 cm
Width: 8 cm
Hebomoia Glaucippe in a few words
This butterfly is a member 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 more than a thousand species including Pieris brassicae commonly called the "Cabbage White", which can be observed in French gardens and meadows in spring.
The bright orange colour on the tips of Hebomoia Glaucippe's wings is called "aposematic" : it warns predators of danger and keeps them at bay. Researchers have noted the presence of toxins on its wings, whose high concentration acts like as a poison.
Species of the genus Hebomoia are fearful by nature, and despite their imposing size, they are skilled at camouflage. Their weight also forces them to spread their wings in a balancing act to achieve flight when they feed on the nectar of flowers.
Where does Hebomoia Glaucippe live?
It can be observed in most of the countries of Southeast Asia.