Wonder Woman with Sulphur and Leafwing Butterflies Frame

SKU: 005481
Wonder Woman with Sulphur and Leafwing Butterflies Frame

Wonder Woman with Sulphur and Leafwing Butterflies Frame

SKU: 005481
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This yellow Sulphur butterfly is commonfly found in the eastern and southern US. Female butterflies have small spots near the top of their wing, and males are a brighter, highlighter yellow. Males also show seasonal dimorphism, where during winter months they are larger and have darker markings.

Leafwing butterflies get their names from the shape and coloring of their wings. The jagged edges when folded resemble leaves on branches, and the red wings and darker undersides match the colors of local trees.

All butterflies and insects come from farms and sanctuaries around the world after they have passed away naturally.

The Cockrell Butterfly Center is stocked with over 1500 live specimens of tropical butterflies. We purchase the live larvae from butterfly ranches all over the world, a new form of business that presents an alternative to rainforest destruction. Instead of selling and clearing rainforest land, the ranchers are turning to raising and breeding rare butterflies for live butterfly habitats all over the world. The rainforest is preserved, the land owner is making a living, and endangered butterflies like the Blue Morpho are kept from extinction.

What does all of this have to do with the preserved butterfly specimens we sell? A butterfly's live cycle is only 3 days to two weeks. The butterfly ranchers breed thousands of these butterflies every week. The parent butterflies die and the ranchers are left with hundreds of these beautiful butterflies that have fulfilled their natural lifecycle. The ranchers then sell the naturally dead butterflies as specimens to artists and collectors.

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