Information about Butterflies:

Butterflies, along with moths, are invertebrates of the order Lepidoptera. They are mostly diurnal (active during the daylight hours.) These insects are holometabolous – otherwise known as complete metamorphism. This means the insect develops in four distinct life stages, usually beginning as an embryo or egg, then becoming a larva, a pupa the finally morphing into an adult. Generally all butterflies go through a cocoon or chrysalis stage, which they enter as a caterpillar and emerge transformed as a fully formed butterfly (this adult stage is also called an imago.)

The wings of the butterfly is actually made up of very small scales. The coloration of butterfly wings is created by minute scales. The scales are given their coloration by means of pigmentation with melanins – which are derivatives of the amino acid tyrosine. These scales hold a little loosely to the butterfly’s wing. They can come off easily, and if too many are lost the butterfly cannot fly. So it is recommended you don’t touch or handle butterflies as you may damage these minute scales, and the oils on your skins can also cause damage.

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Acmon Blue Butterfly – Signed Fine Art Print

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Fine  art illustration of an Acmon Blue Butterfly (Plebejus acmon.)

Information about the Acmon Blue Butterfly:

The Acmon Blue Butterfly is an alpine butterfly native primarily to the mountainous regions of California, but it can also be found in Oregon and in parts of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. It is a small butterfly with a wingspan measuring only about 1-1.3 inches across (2-2.9 centimeters). The upperside of the males are blue/blueish purple with dark narrow borders, whereas the female are mostly brown. It is a very active butterfly, landing and perching for only a few seconds as a time. Like many other Lycaenid butterflies, it has a mutualistic relationship with ants, who protect the larvae of the species in exchange for honeydew that it secretes. The adults feed on flower nectar from a variety of plants. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Acmon Blue Butterfly – Stock Art Illustration

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Medium: Pen and ink line art illustration. Color image has been digitally tinted. Suggested usage: books, magazines, brochures and similar. Size: (B&W) 1969 x 2400 pixels @ 300dpi 2.19 mb JPEG File / (Color) 1975 x 2400 pixels @ 300dpi 338 mb JPEG

African Monarch Butterfly – Signed Fine Art Print

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The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality:

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

American Copper Butterfly – Signed Fine Art Print

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Fine art illustration of an American Copper Butterfly (Lycaena phlaeas.)

The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality:

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

American Painted Lady Butterfly – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the American Painted Lady Butterfly:

The American Painted Lady - or Amercan Lady - is a true brush-foot butterfly found throughout North America. They are usually found in open places with low vegetation including dunes, meadows, parks, vacant lots, forest edges. The wing spread of adults is 1.75 to 2.40 inches. The upper surface of the wings is orange-brown with black margins. The front wings have white spots on the outer third. The lower side of the front wings has a bright pink area. Part of the forewing margin is concave — one of the characteristics that distinguishes it from the similar and closely related painted lady, Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus). The lower side of the hind wing has a characteristic "cob-web" pattern and two large eye spots near the margin. By contrast, the painted lady has a row of four smaller eye spots. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Anise Swallowtail Butterfly – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Anise Swallowtail Butterfly:

The Anise Swallowtail Butterfly is a member of the family Papilionidae and native to much of the western parts of North America. It is very similar to the Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus) but it is a little shorter and lacks some of the black markings on the tail. It gets it's name from the Fennel plant (also called Wild Anise) the caterpillar stage of the insect feeds on. This butterfly is found most commonly in areas that have been disturbed or otherwise altered by humans, such as the edges alongside road, foothills that have been logged, open gardens and parks. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Anise Swallowtail Butterfly Poster Print / Infographic

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This poster features an informational graphic of the Anise Swallowtail Butterfly. It includes a map of the butterfly's range, along with three illustrations and a small paragraph with information about the Anise Swallowtail Butterfly. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% All images are scientifically accurate and expertly drawn by wildlife artist Roger Hall.

Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly – Signed Fine Art Print

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Fine art illustration of an Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio appalachiensis.)

The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality:

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Arachne Checkerspot Butterfly – Signed Fine Art Print

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Fine art illustration of an Arachne Checkerspot Butterfly (Poladryas arachne) 

The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality:

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Arizona Hairstreak Butterfly – Signed Fine Art Print

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Fine art illustration of an Arizona Hairstreak Butterfly (Erora quaderna.)

The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality:

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download

Arizona Sister Butterfly – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Arizona Sister Butterfly:

Adelpha is a genus of brush-footed butterflies, commonly called the sisters found in southern USA and Mexico to South America. While it is similar to the California Sister, there are some notable differences. These insects can be found in shady canyons of the Sonoran Desert, where they feed on tree sap. Unlike other butterflies, they generally do not feed from the nectar of flowers. Buy a Digital Download

Atlas Moth – Signed Fine Art Print

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Information about the Atlas Moth:

The Atlas Moth is is a large flying insect found in the tropical and subtropical forests of Southeast Asia. They has the largest wing surface area of all moths - but not the longest wings - which are generally 10-12 inches. The females are larger than the males. Like some other moths Atlas moths do not eat their entire adult life. The cocoons of the Atlas Moths are used to make a durable silk called "Fagara Silk" The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download