[ A1 "ex pupae" ] DESIGNATION
Grading specimens as A1 "ex-pupae" ---- for 100% of Top Dollar
This designation is considered 'the ultimate' pristine condition. Such a specimen is "mint/proof" with untouched virtual flawlessness. It was most likely dispatched very soon after emergence and is perfect in every way. Such a stated condition is unusual and should be used with descretion/care so as to avoid issues/complaints.
Such a determination should command 100% of the top dollar for the specimen being sold, traded, purchased, or listed.
Note 1: All specimens are technically 'ex-pupae', but I am taking the meaning as to mean that the A1 specimen is virtually perfect because it was dispatched SOON after emerging.
[A1 'ex-pupae' ] Ornithoptera croesus
This specimen looks as though it just emerged. It is 'un-beatable' condition-wise.
[ A1 'ex-pupae' ] Papilio hoppo
This specimen is not missing a single scale and is 'picture perfect'.
[ A1 'ex-pupae' ] Callithea optima
This butterfly is just 'pure' and 'untouched'. It has no flight wear and was probably killed soon after emergence.
[ A1 'ex-pupae' ] Parthenos sylvia butlerinus
[A1 'ex pupae'] Agrias phalcidon fournierae
This little gem is awesome. What looks like a veination flaw is light reflecting from taking the photo.