A beautiful butterfly with black, blue, and rimmed with vibrant gold, this is also one of the earliest butterflies to be seen in the Pacific Northwest. It is common from low valleys to high mountainous areas, in desert regions along river courses, and in our rainy western valleys.
Adult Mourning Cloaks overwinter in old barns, tree hollows, under rocks and logs to emerge when the first warm weather brings out flowers and tree sap to nectar on.
There are multiple broods, with caterpillars feeding on many different host plants with a preference for willows. Caterpillars are gregarious when small and can form masses on tree branches as they feed together.
Three beautiful Mourning Cloak specimens
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
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.