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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


HOW MUCH DOES SHIPPING COST?
ALL OF OUR ITEMS ARE ALWAYS SHIPPED FOR FREE!!!
All items are shipped by 1st class or Priority mail If you purchase 2 or more items at the same time and we will automatically upgrade your purchase to Priority Mail for FREE.

CAN I REMOVE THE INSECTS FROM THE FRAMES?
All of our specimens are permanently mounted onto their backing cards with glue and the displays are permanently sealed.

We do not ship pinned, riker mounted or un-mounted specimens..

IS THE INSECT PICTURED THE ACTUAL ONE THAT I WILL RECEIVE?
Since we sell so many insects we can not provide individual pictures of every specimen that we sell. We do guarantee that the insect you receive will look as good as or better than the stock photo used.

IS THE FRAME INCLUDED WITH THE INSECT OR IS THERE AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE?
All items are mounted in a natural wood display with a sealed glass face on an acid free backing board at no additional charge.

DO YOU SELL YOUR FRAMES EMPTY?
Unfortunately, since we sell so many insects we can barely keep up with making the frames we need for our own use.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
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Or you can mail a payment, please e-mail us for payment instructions.

ARE THESE BUTTERFLIES AND INSECTS REAL?
Yes all of the insects are real and are in their natural state. These insects have all been raised in farms, aviaries and co-ops that promote wild land conservation. An informative leaflet is included with each piece.

WHY ARE SOME BUTTERFLIES MOUNTED VERSO OR FACE DOWN?
Most butterflies have two completely different sides with different colors and markings. What you see on the front may be completely different on the other side. About 3/4 of all butterflies that we sell are available either face up or verso. Some butterflies only have beautiful markings verso so they are only sold that way.

ARE ALL OF YOUR FRAMES MADE FROM WOOD?
All of our frames are made from natural pine wood obtained from a local family run sawmill that gathers only trees that are sick, dying or from burn areas.

IS THE FRONT OF THE FRAME GLASS OR PLASTIC?
Each frame has a sealed glass face

WHERE ARE THEY MADE?
All of our items are hand made by us in the U.S.A.

ARE ANY OF YOUR INSECTS ENDANGERED OR PROTECTED?
No!

IS THE COUNTRY PRINTED ON THE CARD WHERE THE INSECT IS RAISED?
No the country of origin is where the insect may be found but they are not necessarily raised there.

CAN YOU SHIP ITEMS TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY?
*****DUE TO U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE REGULATIONS*****
WE CAN ONLY SHIP TO U.S. ADDRESSES.
Please do not purchase this item if you do not have a U.S. shipping address....
C A U T I O N *** Every seller of insects in the U.S. is required by law to have a valid fws export license and obtain an export permit for every insect shipped outside of the U.S. (make sure the seller you buy from has a license & purchases a permit prior to export or your insects may be confiscated by U.S. fws)

 

15. WHO ARE YOU?

About Us
Butterflies and insects are all that we do this is not a part time venture or a weekend hobby this has been our full time professional commitment since 1992.

We are a family owned and operated company and we have over 30 years experience in the insect field. 
We have our own unique style of mounting our insects in a free flight or natural pose rather than a squished scientific book presentation. We have perfected this unique style of mounting over decades of practice and while this style of mounted is more complicated and much more effort is required to maintain the life like curves and positions of a live insect we feel that it is worth the extra effort. We feel that the natural lifelike look of our designs make a much more attractive and realistic collectible and we are sure that you will agree. 

Butterfly-Designs has been manufacturing Real butterfly & insect gift designs since for the wholesale market since 1992 and began selling retail in addition to our wholesale sales in 2000. We have a long standing reputation for delivering high quality butterfly and real insect collections for retail sales. Real insect collecting has always been a popular past time and we hope that you enjoy our framed insects and real framed butterflies as a part of your collection. Real framed butterflies and real butterfly pictures are always make great real butterfly gifts. 


BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS ON FRAMED PRINTS IN SHADOWBOX PICTURE FRAMES All of the real Butterflies, moths, beetles, spiders and other framed insects used in our framed shadowbox butterfly art wholesale collections have been raised on natural cruelty free tropical farms around the world . These educational farms, aviaries and co-ops provide A real source of income for native people who would otherwise have to sell trees off of their land or raise cattle which are both ecologically disastrous. Tropical butterflies, moths, beetles, spiders and other insects are important members of these fragile ecosystems. If their natural habitats are allowed to disappear, then they to will vanish forever. Everything possible must be done to preserve them. We are the nations leading wholesale gift industry supplier of educational butterfly art wholesale natural art made from real shadowbox framed butterflies, moths, beetles, spiders and insect collections. A natural framed moth and butterfly art collection, framed moth collection or other insect collection gift in an artistic shadowbox frame can be both educational and a natural gift of beauty. All of our butterfly collections, insect collections, moth collections and beetles collections include an educational and informative leaflet that explains about these real insects and their environment. Butterfly art wholesale... Butterfly Designs Retail... Made in USA...

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