The second largest butterfly in North America. These are quite a sight!
This common, large butterfly, graces the dry desert regions in Eastern Washington and Oregon south into Mexico. The larvae feed on Chokecherry, and also ornamental Ash trees in city plantings.
There is one main late spring/early summer flight in Oregon, with a second smaller flight in mid-August.
We rear many of these each summer in Pendleton, Oregon. Neighbors kindly lend their chokecherry trees to raise caterpillars nearby.
Choice of one beautiful specimen, or a male/female pair.
Pendleton, Oregon handmade poplar wood frame, sanded and stained, with a lifetime hand rubbed polyurethane finish
Double glass shadowbox for viewing the specimen from front and back
Sawtooth hanger on back for wall mounting
Laser engraving on back to show the uniqueness of this handmade item
Frame outside dimensions approximately 7.5 inches x 7.5 inches for single specimens or 7.5 inches x 9.5 inches for a pair mounted vertically or large individual mounted in a horizontal orientation.
Select from a dark or naturally stained wood frame
**Frames are on a special order basis. If not in immediate stock, they may take up to a fortnight to ship based on specimen availability. Specimens are rehydrated, spread, dehydrated, sealed into the frame with love, and shipped.