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Framed Real Butterflies

Multiple Framed
Real Butterflies

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Bargain Framed
Real Butterflies

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Butterfly Wing Art

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Butterfly Jewelry

Butterfly Jewelry

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Misc. Butterfly Items

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Unspread, Unframed Dried Butterflies

 

cethosia biblis
Cethosia biblis

Status: Ready To Ship! (Everything on this page)

Cethosia biblis (Phillipines) - Wingspan (when spread): 2 - 2 1/2 inches - $2.99 (75 cents per wing). The upperside wings are reddish and quite different than the beautiful underside pictured above so it's like buying two butterflies for the price of one! Product #720 Add To Cart

african monarch
Danaus chrysippus alcippus

Danaus chrysippus alcippus (Africa) - Wingspan (when spread): 2 - 2 1/2 inches - $1.96 (49 cents per wing), Product #720D Add To Cart

citrus swallowtail
Citrus Swallowtail

Citrus Swallowtail (Papilio demodocus - Africa) - Wingspan (when spread): 3 1/2 inches - $3.99 (99 cents per wing), Product #720C Add To Cart

Papilio bromius
Papilio bromius

Papilio bromius - Africa - Wingspan (when spread): 3 3/4 inches - $2.49 (62 cents per wing), Iridescent! Product #720P Add To Cart

hypolimnas bolina
Hypolimnas bolina

Hypolimnas bolina - Phillipines - Wingspan (when spread): 2 3/4 inches - $2.99 (75 cents per wing). This butterfly has iridescent purple eye spots that pop in and out depending on the angle viewed. Great for jewelry. Product #720H Add To Cart

precis almana
Precis almana

Precis almana - Phillipines - Wingspan (when spread): 1 3/4 inches - $1.96 (49 cents per wing). Nice eyespots, great for jewelry. Product #720PH Add To Cart

Sunset Moth
Sunset Moth

Urania riphaeus (Sunset Moth) - Madagascar - Wingspan (when spread): 2 3/4 - 3 1/2 inches - $3.99 (99 cents per wing). Incredible color. The underside of the wings (not pictured) is spectactular as well. Product #720SM Add To Cart

Sunset Moth
Belenois calpyso

Belenois calpyso
(Underside)

Belenois calpyso - Africa - Wingspan (when spread): 2 1/4 - 2 1/2 inches - $1.96 (49 cents per wing). White and black upperside, beautiful underside with polka dots. Product #720BC Add To Cart

Eureme hecabe
Eureme hecabe

Eureme hecabe - SE Asia - Wingspan (when spread): 1 1/2 inches - $1.96 (49 cents per wing). Bright yellow with black trim. Note these specimens are very delicate. Product #720EH Add To Cart

Peacock Butterfly
Peacock Butterfly (Inachus Io)

Peacock Butterfly - Europe & Asia - Wingspan (when spread): 1 3/4" - 2 1/4 inches - $4.99 ($1.25 per wing). Beautiful! Current specimens for sale are more brown, less reddish than pictured above. Product #722PB Add To Cart

Crenis pechuelli
Crenis pechuelli

Crenis pechuelli - Africa - Wingspan (when spread): 1 1/4" - 2 inches - $4.99 ($1.25 per wing). Underside shown, upperside is a light purple. Product #722CP Add To Cart

Hebomia leucippe
Vibrant Sulpher (Hebomia leuccippe leuccippe)

Vibrant Sulpher - Indonesia - Wingspan (when spread): 3.5 inches - $7.99 ($1.99 per wing). Extremely bright colors. Product #722VS Add To Cart

flying handkerchief
Flying Handkerchief (Papilio dardanus)

Flying Handkerchief - Africa - Wingspan (when spread): 4 inches - $4.99 ($1.25 per wing). Cream yellow coloring. Product #722FH Add To Cart


Map Butterfly
(Cyrestis lutea)

Map Butterfly - SE Asia - Wingspan (when spread): 1.5 inches - SET OF TWO SPECIMENS $3.99 ($.49 per wing). Beautiful interesting species. Product #722MAP NOTE: We have a few different very similar Cyrestis map species. You will receive lutea / nivea / camillus / thyodamas Add To Cart

King Swallowtail
King Swallowtail
(Papilio thoas cinryas)

King Swallowtail - South America - Wingspan (when spread): 4 - 4.5 inches - $6.99 ($1.75 per wing). Giant amazing swallowtail. Product #722K Add To Cart

red glider butterfly
Red Glider
(Cymothoe sangaris)

Red Glider - Africa - Wingspan (when spread): 2 inches - $3.49 ($.87 per wing). Blood red butterfly. Note these are very prone to fine scratches so if you need a real nice one you probably should order a few. But even with the scratches they are great for artwork, jewelry etc. Product #722RG Add To Cart
Red Glider - Set of 3 - $8.99 ($.75 per wing). Product #722RGM Add To Cart



Priamus urvillianus female

Priamus urvillianus female - Papua New Guinea - Wingspan (when spread): 6 inches - $3.96 ($.99 per wing). Extremely huge female birdwing. Dull, but huge. Note we now have some similar priamus poseidon female. A little more colorful than the urvillianus. You may receive either one or both. Product #722UF Add To Cart



Precis clelia

Precis clelia - Africa - Wingspan (when spread): 1.5 - 1.75 inches - $2.49 ($.62 per wing). The center circle can vary from blue to purple. Great for jewelry. Product #722PC Add To Cart

Morpho helenor
Blue Morpho helenor

Blue Morpho helenor - Central, S. America - Wingspan (when spread): 4 - 4 1/4 inches - $7.99 ($2.00 per wing). Huge iridescent blue butterfly. Product #722MH Add To Cart

Morpho menelaus

Morpho menelaus menelaus

Blue Morpho menelaus - S. America - Wingspan (when spread): 4 - 4 1/4 inches - $8.99 ($2.25 per wing). Huge iridescent metallic blue butterfly. Note most of these will have some imperfections like scratches. Great for jewelry. Product #722MM SOLD OUT

Malachite Butterfly
Malachite Butterfly
Malachite Butterfly (Siproeta stelenes) - Central & S. America - Wingspan (when spread): 3 inches - $3.99 ($.99 per wing). Product #722SS OUT OF STOCK

Papilio maackii
Papilio maackii
Papilio maackii - Indonesia - Wingspan (when spread): 2 1/4 - 2 1/2 inches - $7.99 ($1.99 per wing). A green glossy swallowtail with blue highlights. Product #722PM Add To Cart

Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly - U.S. - Wingspan (when spread): 2 3/4 - 3 1/2 inches - $5.99 ($1.50 per wing). Color can vary from orange to a brownish. Product #722MO Add To Cart

chorinea faunus
Chorinea faunus
Chorinea faunus - South America - Wingspan (when spread): 1.25 inches - $3.99 ($.99 per wing). Product #722CF Add To Cart

Papilio phorcas congoanus
Papilio phorcas congoanus
Papilio phorcas congoanus - Wingspan (when spread): 3.25 inches - $3.99 ($.99 per wing). Product #722PP Add To Cart

Salamis parhassus
Mother of Pearl Butterfly
Mother of Pearl Butterfly (Salamis parhassus) - Wingspan (when spread): 3 inches - $4.49 ($1.12 per wing). The upperside (right photo) has a slight pinkish silver coloring. Underside is beautiful as well. Product #723SP Add To Cart

charaxes eupale
Charaxes eupale
Charaxes eupale - Wingspan (when spread): 2 inches - $1.99 ($.49 per wing). Green upperside and underside. Product #723CE Add To Cart

Cithaeria merolina - S. America - NO PICTURE - Wingspan (when spread): 2 inches - $1.79 ($.45 per wing). Female pink glasswing butterfly. The females have clear wings but much less color than the male. Product #722CM Add To Cart

    Order over $85 and receive 8% off. Enter code "unspread" on the first page of the shopping cart.

    Dried, unspread (wings closed), unframed, papered butterflies for sale. If you need spread, unframed butterflies click here. To hydrate the butterflies, wet 4 paper towels (Bounty works better than generic brands), squeeze the water out, then place the butterflies in a single layer above and below 2 paper towels and place in a tightly sealed tupperware. Small butterflies take a day or less to soften up, large butterflies like the birdwings above can take up to 4 days to soften. Once soft they can be spread open.

    Spreading butterflies can be quite difficult to master and there are various different techniques available. A decent amount of equipment (pins, spreading board, etc) is needed as well. We do not offer any spreading instructions, there are butterfly spreading guides available on the internet though.

    A very rough way to spread them would be to stick a pin through them from the underside of the abdomen, open the wings (push from as close to the body as you can get, along the thick upper vein), and then "squish" the wings against a piece of styrofoam, foamcore etc by pushing the pin into the foam and following with the butterfly. Something might be needed to hold the butterfly in place while it dries (24-72 hours). It won't be symmetrical, or flat, but it can get you a bit of a V-shape wing.

    These specimens are also useful if you want to use their wings only (for artwork, fairy dolls, jewelry), to study them for science, show and tell etc. They do not come framed, they simply arrive in a paper triangle. We cannot 100% guarantee that all of the antenna and legs will arrive in perfect condition but they usually should be intact. Although we only purchase "A1" quality labeled butterflies, minor flaws will exist on the some specimens and there's always going to be variations in size, color, vibrancy etc. If you need a excellent quality specimen it's often advisable to buy a few of each. Because the wings are closed we can't inspect the quality of the upperwings.

    Most of the butterflies on gallery pages 1-4 are available for purchase unspread as well. However, we often have limited quantities and the prices for those specimens will be more than the specimens on this page. Most would run between $5.00 - $13.00 each. Please contact us if you're interested in butterflies on pages 1-4.


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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