This beautiful pendant features the wing of a REAL butterfly, the Emperor Morpho Butterfly. The pendant is antique silver and is 1" x 1.25". The chain is also antique silver and is available in 18" or 24" length. The Emperor Morpho Butterfly (Morpho peleides) live in the rainforests of South America, and can be found in Mexico and Central America. The brilliant blue color in the butterfly's wings is caused by the diffraction of the light from millions of tiny scales on its wings. It uses this to frighten away predators, by flashing its wings rapidly. Morpho peleides drinks the juices from rotting fruits for food. PLEASE NOTE Your necklace is handmade to order. While your necklace will be nearly identical to those pictured, because no two butterfly wings are identical, there will be some very slight variation (including color) from those shown in the photographs. HOW MY BUTTERFLIES ARE OBTAINED No butterflies are ever harmed or killed in the making of my jewelry. I obtain my butterflies from butterfly farms and conservatories after they have been allowed to live their full lifespan and have died naturally. Butterflies are natural works of art! By creating jewelry using real butterfly wings, these amazing works of art can by preserved and enjoyed, even after the butterflies have passed on naturally. CARE & CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS I spend a great deal of time, effort, and love creating each piece of jewelry. However, because of the delicate nature of the wings, my jewelry is NOT waterproof. Please remove before showering or swimming. To clean, gently wipe with a baby wipe. Avoid detergents and other harsh chemicals as well as traditional jewelry cleaners.