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The Viceroy butterfly is an iconic species known for its long-distance migrations and beautiful wing colors.


COMMON NAME: Viceroy Butterfly
SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Limenitis archippus
LOCALITY: Central & North America
GLASS WINDOW: 99% UV Blocking Conservation Glass
FRAME SIZE:  6″ x 6″ x 1.25″


 

Description

Introducing the exquisite Framed Limenitis archippus butterfly, a captivating display of natural beauty that brings the enchantment of the outdoors into your living space. The Viceroy cleverly mimics the iconic Monarch butterfly with its strikingly similar appearance, employing mimicry as a defense mechanism against predators. While both species share orange and black wing patterns, the Viceroy distinguishes itself by its smaller size and an additional black line across its hind wings, fooling predators into associating it with the Monarch’s unpalatable taste and deterring potential threats.

What sets our frames up 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.

Learn about our ethically sourced specimens.

Looking for insect decor inspiration? Check out our Customer Photos.

Our framed insect displays feature eco-friendly natural biological specimens, museum-grade 99% UV blocking glass, and a gallery-quality shadowbox frames.  Every piece of art includes natural history info and a biological story about the specimen displayed. Made by the artist in the USA for 20 years.

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FREE SHIPPING (except for international jewelry shipments)

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:
–  Jewelry ships for $15 to most countries from US.
–  Sorry, our insect displays cannot be shipped across borders.

SHIPPING TIME:
–  Most orders ship next business day, but a few can take up to 4 days to ship.
–  I will notify you when item(s) ship and provide tracking number.

RETURNS:
–  If you are not 100% satisfied with your selection, you can return or exchange it within 30 days of receipt.
–  Recipient is responsible for return shipping.
–  In rare case where item arrives damaged, please contact me.

CARE OF INSECT DISPLAYS:

• Like all fine art, keep insect frames out of direct sunlight and areas of high humidity.

CARE AND CLEANING OF BUTTERFLY WING JEWELRY:

• Sterling silver and glass pendants, earrings, rings and cuff links can be polished with soft polishing cloth when tarnished.
• Butterfly wing jewelry is not waterproof.