This African swallowtail butterfly (Papilio phorcas) has a cool mint color. This green color is unique in that it is directly embedded into the wing membrane; unlike most butterflies which get their colors from the scales on the wing. You can this effect in other species of butterflies when I removed the scales with my skeleton butterflies series.
Professionally framed with UV blocking glass and includes a natural history story about the specimen on the back of the frame. Includes gift box and care card.
► 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.
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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.