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Karner Blue Butterfly


Scientific Name –Lycaeides melissa samuelis

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This one-of-a-kind Karner Blue Butterfly alights gently on a wildflower.  Scrimshawed on a natural shaped fossil walrus tooth,- 1 1/8” length and 1 ½ ” at the widest. I used beads made of glass and bone and it hangs at 21″.  A nice lobster claw style clasp makes fastening it a breeze. This is packaged in a gift box.

The Karner Blue Butterfly is a unique little insect and native to the Northwest Ohio Oak Openings region. This little sky-blue insect is on the endangered species list, is so very special to me. The wild lupine that this butterfly has landed on is not only their sole source of food but also provides nesting and habitat. I am lucky to be able to see these little butterflies flitting around my flower gardens. They are a favorite of mine to scrimshaw.

Learn more bout this fascinating little insect here.

Due to state laws this item cannot be shipped to New Jersey. A refund will be issued if the shipping or credit card address is in NJ.

Additional information

Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 4 × 3 × 1 in


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