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November 30, 2021

Live tropical butterflies exhibition at the Grigore Antipa Museum

The beloved live tropical butterflies temporary exhibition “Colors get wings” opened again within the garden of the “Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Nature History in Bucharest, on June 18. The beautiful winged insects can be admired until September 4.

The Common Owl-Head butterfly, one of the giants of the American butterflies fauna, also called “The Emperor”, whose metal blue color of the upper side of the wings is not the result of a pigment, but of an optical illusion caused by the microscopic structure of the scales covering its wings, is among the special specimens which can be admired live within the exhibition held at the Antipa Museum.

But these are not the only “stars”.

“Even it has a less impressive waist, “The Red Winged Scalloped”, a widely spread species in the wooded regions from the South-Eastern Asia, adds beauty and gentleness to this exhibition”, stated Mihai Staqnescu, researcher at the Antipa Museum.

At the same time, during the entire period of the exhibition, the museum will held a series of workshops in which the professionals will reveal to the children less known issues in the life of these insects.

“Colors get wings” gives the opportunity to notice and to study the life and the habits of some live tropical butterfly species, according to the quoted press release.

The tickets price for the “Colors get wings” exhibition is RON 10 for children, students and pensioners, and RON 12 for adults, according to a press release of the Museum.

Children younger than three years have free access to the exhibition.

The exhibition can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm. Access is allowed until 5.30 pm.

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