Real Pinned European Butterflies, Various Vintage English LEPIDOPTERA, A1 Perfect Dry-Preserved Mounted Butterfly Specimens (SET NO.9)

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Various Assorted European Butterflies in VERY FINE A1 CONDITION!
These are beautiful examples of British and European butterflies sourced from vintage collections formed in 1990-2010.
Expertly mounted and pinned, including scientific collection data where available.
Add these stunning museum-quality butterfly specimens to your collection.

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Wholesale availability

We are primarily a wholesale supplier to collectors, artists, designers, educational institutions, museums, zoos, wildlife parks, and media. We welcome your wholesale enquiries.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Every order is carefully wrapped and supplied in a box.

How to spread dried butterflies

Dried unmounted butterflies, this term means the wings are closed and the butterfly is dehydrated. In order to open the wings, one must 'set' the butterfly. In order to set a butterfly, it must first be rehydrated. Place the butterfly inside an airtight tupperware box lined with moist kitchen paper. After a few days, the butterfly becomes rehydrated and it is only then the specimen's wings and antenna can be manipulated. Butterfly and insect setting is an art form and will undoubtedly take several attempts over time to achieve the desired form.
Please see our entomology equipment listings for useful tools. We also offer a range of display cases with glass lids to showcase your insect and butterfly collections!

What equipment is needed for butterfly setting

Please see our entomology equipment listings for useful equipment such as pins, wax paper strips, setting needles, forceps, insect cement (for repairs), and setting boards in various sizes. We also offer a wide range of display cases with glass lids to showcase your entomology collections!

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Museums and education

For over twenty years we have been supplying insect specimens to entomologists, collectors, artists, museums, zoos, and universities for study and DNA analysis. 

Artists and designers

We work with artists and designs at home and internationally. Working to a strict code of ethics, we can ensure specimens supplied to artists and the industry meet these high levels. Our butterflies and insects can be found in the works of renound artists and haute couture fashion houses worldwide.

Ethically sourced

We source from rearing projects and through ethical collecting methods that support native habitats in Thailand, in-turn providing rural villages income and an alternative to slash and burn agriculture.

Conservation & Community Through Butterfly Farming

Butterfly farming addresses the needs of both the conservationist and the paying collector with the added benefit of enhancing the livelihoods and environment for the farmers themselves and many members of the local community. Butterfly farms are found all over the world but the largest are in countries where areas of tropical rain forest are home to a huge variety of magnificent butterflies: Kenya, Madagascar, Peru and Thailand. Each of these countries is subject to the devastating effects of deforestation but the positive impact that butterfly farming has had on the incomes of the indigenous people has introduced them to an alternative method of survival which no longer involves the unsustainable exploitation of their environment.

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