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These Tiger Swallowtail earrings were made as a custom order but never claimed once I finished. They're up for grabs again! Please send me a DM if you're interested in purchasing a pair.
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They are real ethically sourced Tiger Swallowtail wings encased in resin and on Sterling silver earring hooks
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Left pair (hindwings) 50usd πŸ¦‹
Right Pair (forewings) 50usd πŸ¦‹
Shipping cost is additional
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Love & Bugs - Sarah

I just listed some beautiful specimen cabochons at @shopbutterflybabe

Check out this amazing Archduke Butterfly Larva from @_melissa_yung_ 😍
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Found via @wannabe_entomologist

Unfortunately my internet went down only an hour before I had scheduled my update. So I drove down the road to reach cell service. I'll be getting all my new items posted at @shopbutterflybabe now.
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Please just comment on the photo to claim your item and Hopefully I'll have internet later today to get invoiced sent to everyone. πŸ˜…
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Visit @shopbutterflybabe to view all the new pieces I will be posting shortly.
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Love & Bugs - Sarah

The hammerhead flatworm is a large species of land planarian that preys on earthworms. Using its muscular body the flatworm subdues the prey and attaches it to its body with sticky excretions. It then protrudes its pharynx injecting digestive enzyme and drinks out the body fluids.
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Video: Danish Ho via Facebook

Clear-winged butterflies, also known as glasswings are found mostly in Central and South America. Their wings are clear because they lack the miniature scales found on most other butterfly species. It is thought that their lack of scales provides it better camouflage from its predators.
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Photo: Daniel-CR via Flickr

Zaddachi's Emperor moth is an African Saturniid species first described in 1879.
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Photo: Shoor Safari

The Dazzling glasswing is found in the tropical rainforests of Columbia, Venezuela and Ecuador. The butterflies are usually seen singly and are pretty inactive. They have a very slow and deep flight, but can fly quickly if disturbed. Males drink toxic pyrrolizide alkaloids from plants which are converted into pheromones to attract a Mate.
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Photo: @butterflybabegallery

I'm dying of cute!! Look how incredibly tiny this little inchworm is. Barely 3mm!
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Inchworms are the larvae of Geometer moths. A family comprising of approximately 35,000 different species!
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Video: @butterflybabegallery

What does it mean when I say a butterfly/insect is protected by CITES?
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CITES is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora - an international agreement between governments that aims to ensure that international trade of species does not threaten their survival.
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This means that if a species is protected by CITES it is illegal to ship them in or out of your country unless you obtain the proper permit.
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Why is this important? Because it helps protect species from being over-exploited and brought to extinction.
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When buying insects, animals or even plant from anyone internationally please make sure that you are not illegally buying a protected species.
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Some protected species include All Birdwing butterflies, Bhutan Swallowtails, Kaiser-i-Hind butterflies, and Snow Appollos.
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Photo: @butterflybabegallery

My Tiger Swallowtail babies 😊

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