Single Black Butterfly in Black Frame: Heliconius Doris

$ 59.00

Heliconius Doris: The Doris' forewings are black with two white patches; the hindwings are black and this particular specimen also has blue.

  • Butterfly: Heliconius Doris
  • Expertly prepared and spread to museum standards.
  • 4.75" x 4.75" x 1" - see US penny for scale
  • Metal hanger on back
  • See both sides of the butterfly: flip over the frame and you can view the intricacies of the insect's body!
  • Modern, minimalist black frame
  • Made in Peru

How they're sourced:

Peruvian butterflies are "farm raised" in a large plot of land to protect them from outside predators. They have an average lifespan of one week to two months depending on species, are quite common, not endangered, and live out their entire life cycle. After the butterflies naturally pass, they are gently picked up and preserved.