Catching up, finally, and continuing exploration of the form, this is a luna moth: apparently the main difference between a moth and a butterfly is that moths typically do not have winds that meet above the body – I may have just made that up:
There are LOTS of butterflies in LaFosse’s book, I have it on loan online from the State Library (what a great service) so will prolly make some more while I can – they are fun.
Entomologists – I am thinking these might make a great shadowbox display, but I think I need to mount them on pins, like … an entomologist really. Where do I get those long pins? Suggestions?