The lovely color of the males’ wings is an attraction to females of the species, but that’s not the only trick they have up their sleeves. Recent research has found that the males’ wings also contain an ultraviolet message that is an additional attraction for females. As adults, these fast flying little beauties are attracted to red and purple flowers, and are a visual delight in any garden. Start your own framed butterfly garden with this cheerful little specimen. Hand crafted by an entomologist, the specimen is mounted in a sealed shadowbox frame and comes with information about the species’ natural history and the ethical origin of the specimen.
► 6” H x 6” W x 1¼ “ D (choose frame color: black, walnut, white)
► Tru-Vue UV blocking conservation glass (so colors / details won’t fade)
► Gallery quality shadowbox frame
► Archival mounting materials (Acid and Lignin-free)
► Hook attached to back to hang on wall (Frame can also stand on its own)
Natural history story about the specimen comes on a vintage style museum label.
► Gift box, tissue paper and info about ethical butterfly origin and care of display.
► Professionally made by an entomologist in Sonoma County California.
WE FRAME WITH UV BLOCKING GLASS:
UV rays are one of the most significant sources of degradation in museum artwork so we use Tru-Vue Conservation Clear UV blocking glass which blocks 99% of UV rays so you can enjoy your insect art for decades.
BEST OF BUGS:
The high quality and detail of our framed insect displays have been recognized by Pottery Barn, West Elm, Apartment Therapy, Herman Miller and won the BEST of HOUZZ award (leading home design site) for 2014 & 2015. see all our awards and press.