Gallery Guide:

Single Framed
Real Butterflies

Pages 1  2  3  4

 

Framed Real Butterflies

Multiple Framed
Real Butterflies

Pages 5  6  7  8

 

Bargain Framed
Real Butterflies

Page 9

 

Butterfly Wing Art

Page 10

 

Butterfly Jewelry

Butterfly Jewelry

Page 11  12

 

Misc. Butterfly Items

Page 13

 

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Butterfly Framing Options

 

    Gallery pages 1, 2, 3, & 4 offer individual butterflies in 3 different framing options, due to the various size of butterflies not all butterflies are available in all 3 options. Each option has their own unique advantages. Butterflies in all options are treated for potential parasites, professionally spread and reinforced to increase durability. All butterflies on our site are framed by Butterfly Utopia and have been inspected and cleared by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Click here to learn how purchasing our USFWS inspected specimens helps save the rainforest & butterfly species. We offer a 30 day money back guarantee. If you need spread, unframed butterflies click here.


    Riker Mount w/ hanger on back - Cotton filled hard chipboard frames with a glass top. The butterflies are not glued, they are gently pressed against the glass by the cotton. Riker mounts are not sealed and can be easily opened to extract or reposition the butterflies simply by removing 2-4 pins that are on the sides of the frame. Although the riker mounts aren't sealed, the butterflies will still last for many, many years as long as you keep them out of direct sunlight. All riker mounts have a sawtooth hanger on the back. Order $100 or more worth of Riker Mounts and get Free Shipping on your order (even if you order other items with your riker mounts). Enter code rikerfree during checkout. Black easels that perfectly fit the riker mounts are available here.

    Single riker mounts are available for purchase on gallery pages 1, 2, 3, & 4. Visit gallery page 9 for bargain riker framed butterflies which primarily offer slightly damaged butterflies at discounted prices.


    Papilio rumanzovia

    Majestic Green Swallowtail

    Rice Paper

    Radiant Swallowtail on Easel


    Table Top Display - Clear styrene (plastic) cases with a black base, these are designed to rest on a flat surface. The butterfly is mounted on a thin clear rod and angled as though it's in flight. These displays are sealed and are virtually airtight. Both sides of the butterfly are visible. Table Tops are available for purchase on gallery pages 1, 2, 3, & 4. By special request it is possible to receive these table tops unsealed, so that the top can be easily taken off (but keep in mind the butterflies are extremely fragile). We also sell Black easels that perfectly fit the riker mounts here.


    Vibrant Sulpher

    Radiant Swallowtail
    Danaus plexippus
    Monarch
    anaea cyanea
    Double Blue Butterfly


    Salamis temora

    Zebra Swallowtail

    Sunset Moth

    Orange-Barred Sulpher

    Tiger Swallowtail

    African Bluewing

    Hypolimnas dexithea

    Red Glider

    Blue Hookwing

    Batesia hypochlora upperside

    White Glider

    Blue Ameliae

    Crenis pechuelli

    Silver Salamis

    Pink Glasswing

    Orange Albatross


    Airtight Acrylic Frame w/ hanger on back - Clear, wall mounted, three dimensional cases, these are our highest quality displays they have a very classy, "high-end" look. In single framed displays, the butterfly is mounted symmetrically on a thin clear rod. These displays are sealed airtight. Click here for much more info. about our acrylic frames. Single acrylic frames are available for purchase on gallery pages 1, 2, 3, & 4.

    Visit gallery pages 5, 6, 7 & 8 to purchase multiple butterflies in single acrylic frames. Multiple butterflies in one acrylic frame offers a lower "per butterfly" cost than individually framed butterflies as each case requires an enormous amount of work, far more than our riker mount or table top displays. All acrylic frames have a clear hanger glued to the back and hanging hooks/nails will be included with your order. Our custom displays page consolidates all of the custom products onto one page.


    Sample 8" x 14" - 5 Bflies

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    This closeup photo of the "Chaos" display (unsealed) has
    nice shadows showing the 3-dimensionality of our displays.
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    Atlas Moth

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    How we spread our butterflies:

    When we receive our dried butterflies they all arrive with their wings closed. The butterflies must be carefully hydrated to allow us to spread the wings as we desire. We try to spread our butterflies so that the wings are symmetrical as possible. However, we also try to leave a small even gap between the upper and lower wings (see our pictures). There's basically 2 other faster "styles" of butterfly spreading that we believe are not as aesthetically pleasing. Some people spread the butterflies so that the upper wings are extremely high while the lower wings are very low, creating a huge unnatural gap between the upper & lower wings. Others spread the upperwings very low so that there is no gap between the upper & lower wings, making it look almost look like the butterfly only has 2 wings instead of four. Some artists don't even spread the wings symmetrically, creating a very sloppy look.

    Also of note is that we carefully reinforce (with a thin clear-drying glue), the wings (underside where they touch the body), head (underside) and body (underside) of every butterfly we use (in all our displays) to insure that our displays are as durable as possible.

    About the butterfly & product images:

    All closeup butterfly pictures (gallery pages 1-4) are real pictures taken by ButterflyUtopia.com with a digital camera. The backgrounds and shadows have been whitened out. Pictures of the acrylic frames are often taken at an angle to avoid glare. Many of the pictures on this site do not do these butterflies justice. Some of the butterflies actually change color depending on the angle of the light. All butterfly pictures and complex designs are copyrighted by ButterflyUtopia.com and may not be reproduced without permission. Also, please keep in mind that besides being difficult to photograph, some butterflies vary slightly in color, brightness, size & wing shape. They're not made in a factory, they're made by nature. This is what makes them so special!


Gallery Guide:

Single Framed Real Butterflies

Pages 1  2  3  4

Framed Real Butterflies

Multiple Framed Real Butterflies

Pages 5  6  7  8

Bargain Framed Real Butterflies

Page 9

Butterfly Wing Art

Page 10

Butterfly Jewelry

Butterfly Jewelry

Page 11  12

Misc. Butterfly Items

Page 13

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