This striking framed scarlet mormon butterfly is a member of the Swallowtail family. However, it does not have tails on its hind wings like most members of the swallowtail family. Its common name “Mormon” is believed to have come from the unproven fact that males spend time with multiple females.
This butterfly specimen is mounted displaying the bright red underside (ventral side). Our collection also contains the black and white dorsal side and a framed display featuring the front and back.
What sets our frames from the rest?
• 99% UV blocking conservation glass so colors won’t fade.*
• Acid & lignin-free conservation mounting papers.
• Gallery quality wood shadowbox frame with hanger
• Natural history information on antique-style museum label.
• Gift box & tissue paper.
• Hand-assembled in our Sonoma County California BUG studio.
* Highest-rated real framed insect displays in the world.
* Most competitors frame their insect displays with just basic picture frame glass which does not protect the vivid colors and details from UV rays. We use 99% UV blocking TRU VUE conservation glass, the same used in fine museums around the world.
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