Framed Prola Butterfly

£20.00

Panacea Prola

A real Prola butterfly set and mounted in a 5×5 inch wooden frame, approximately 1 inch deep. 

The Prola butterfly is also known as the Prola beauty or red flasher. It is a member fo the Nymphalidae family. They are most commonly found in the foothills of the eastern Peruvian Andes.

Postage and packaging is £4.99.

Read more about this butterfly in the description below.

Description

The Prola butterfly is one of the smaller butterflies in our collection. Our frames display the underside of the wings, which exhibit bright red hindwings without markings. These butterflies can be seen in the early morning, resting on tree trunks with their heads pointing downwards and their wings flattened against the bark of the tree.

As the day progresses, they descend to settle on riverbanks and rocks. Once settled on the ground for a few minutes they become very reluctant to move and remain basking until dusk, even during light showers or drizzle. However, if danger is detected, males will respond by fanning their wings to display the bright red underside. This act spreads across other males in the group, so that the whole group quickly becomes alerted to the danger and is ready to fly up into the trees to escape.

Adult Prola butterflies have typical wingspans ranging between 2.5 to 2.9 inches (6.5 to 7.5cm).

Our framed Prola butterfly specimens have been sourced responsibly. Find out more about where we source our butterflies and moths from.

Additional information

Dimensions 5 × 5 in
Country of origin

Peru

How to display

This frame comes with a single brass hanging hook which can be screwed into the rear of the frame, allowing you to hang it on a wall.

Alternatively, the frame is deep enough to stand freely by itself on a shelf.

Where to display

To preserve the colours of your specimen, it's best not to display your frame in direct sunlight. You should also avoid areas of high moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens.

About our frames

All of our frames are handmade and feature mitred joints. The hardwood we use is of a very dark brown colour, with visible woodgrain.

All of our frames use real glass.

Postage and packaging

All frames are bubble wrapped before posting. As an independent, family-run business, we try to re-use as much packaging as possible to limit our impact on the environment. Postage and packaging is charged at £4.99 per order.

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