February 2022 Bug Box (Pink-spotted Cattleheart Butterfly)
Did you miss the Parides photinus themed Bug Box? A few more Deluxe boxes are available now, featuring a butterfly ventral view enamel pin, dorsal view enamel pin (standard or LE 15 extra blue morph), a life cycle sticker sheet, an iron-on patch of the adult butterfly, a magnetic fact card, and a cozy caterpillar-inspired scarf.
It takes a lot of work to be this gorgeous! The pink-spotted cattleheart spends its larval stage eating as a full-time job. It only consumes Pelican Flowers (which smell like dirty feet to us), from which it acquires foul-tasting toxins. With their striking white and red spikes, caterpillars warn would-be predators that they aren’t an easy meal - and any bird foolish enough to try is bound to feel sick and sorry.
When it’s time to pupate, the cattleheart ditches its flashy colors and becomes a chrysalis that looks just like a curled, dried leaf. If the ruse succeeds, it emerges as a gorgeous butterfly with shimmering wings of black, blue, and green, dotted with white spots and pink hearts. Its transformation complete, the cattleheart lives on as a beautiful pollinator in the forests of Central America.
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One bag to rule them all
Take your collection on the road
A bold, modern way to display your enamel treasures.
Sturdy shoulder straps, zipper closure, and easy access to your pin display give this unisex bag enduring appeal, while the minimalist look puts your pins at center stage.
Our limited edition bags are proudly made in the USA and come with numbered hard enamel snail pins.
Take your collection to the next level - out your door, for a day or night on the town.
- Fully designed and made in the USA
- 100% cotton canvas fabric / vegan-friendly
- Ample room for a laptop, records, or your daily haul
- External D-ring for keys
- Built-in liner and cover secure with Velcro
- Black bag comes with exclusive black snail logo pin / white comes with white. (Other pins not included.)
DISPLAY MODEL bag has been used and handled at in-person events &has light wear on the plastic window, and is therefore offered at a discount. This is our last in-stock bag for the season.
- Height: 16.5"
- Width: 15.75"
- Shoulder strap height: 12.5"