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    Posted 7 years ago

    Kydur
    (103 items)

    Just to be clear, I'm not an advocate of running around with a net to catch butterflies and sticking a pin through them, but these were already dead & mounted and for $2 I thought I might be able to do something interesting with them inside a glass bell jar I had salvaged from a broken Anniversary clock.

    These came from the same yard sale as the green butter dish in another of my postings, and given the surprising date and value on that find I figured maybe I would get lucky twice!

    Other than the iconic Monarch butterfly I am not familiar at all with Lepidoptera insects, so I have no idea what I have here. I think the middle one might be a moth?

    They seem to be in excellent preserved condition, although I haven't unstuck them from the bottom of the box in order to look at the undersides. The wingspan on the 1st one is 3.5"; the 2nd is 2.25"; and the third is 3.25". Where are they from? What are their names? Are they rare or are they common?

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Looks to be pair of swallowtails, could be from just about anywhere but probably the US. Not sure what the middle one is.
    2. Kydur Kydur, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the information. I guess it's time to visit some butterfly identification websites.

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