by Goolwa Artist – Lachlan James.
Wild flora and fauna these days is governed by CITES( Convention on International Trade in
Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) and most of the rare butterflies are now legally
approved farm bred sustainable insects.
Supplier of Dried, Papered Butterflies at Great Prices
Unique Butterflies can supply at very competitive prices, dried, papered butterflies or set and mounted specimens.
CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna
and Flora, also known as the Washington Convention) is a multilateral treaty, drafted as a
result of a resolution adopted in 1963 at a meeting of members of the International Union for Conservation
of Nature (IUCN). The convention was opened for signature in 1973, and CITES entered into force on 1 July 1975.
Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival
of the species in the wild, and it accords varying degrees of protection to more than 34,000 species of animals and plants.
In order to ensure that the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was not violated,
the Secretariat of GATT was consulted during the drafting process.
Butterflies lay hundreds of eggs in the wild and these are eaten by other insects, birds etc .
The eggs that do survive hatch out to become caterpillars and these are also preyed upon.
Even as humans we spray our greens, vegetables and fruit trees to kill insects and caterpillars so
these farms do a lot of good to protect all the growth stages of a butterfly.
Butterflies represent renewal, rebirth, clean air and freedom. Their fantastic array of colors and
unfortunate short life expectancy allow for excellent preservation which make them an ideal green friendly gift.
The power of the simple butterfly allows creating a sustainable commodity that helps promote environmental
protection across the world. Farmed raised butterflies have provided many essential envro.friendly jobs to people
on several continents without depletion of the natural beauty of these fragile short lived beauties from the wild.
In the insect world things are not what they seem to be. A meal worm becomes a beetle, a caterpillar becomes
a moth or a butterfly, and a grub becomes a bug.
At Unique Butterflies you can purchase a one of signed and numbered art piece. These are ideal for a present,
gift etc for the person who has everything and many of the butterflies featured will increase in value so these art
pieces are an investment as well. Some butterfly species have increased in value from a few dollars to many
thousands of dollars.
Birdwings example . Hybrid O priamus teucrus Croesus x O aesacius(Indonesia). Priamus x O aesacius, and
many more ranging from $200 to $2000 plus.
Papilionadea.Example( Including swallowtails) Achillides hemeli, Ascolius Rosenbergi, and many more
ranging from $50 to $200 plus.
The butterfly in some areas has nearly disappeared due to deforestation and of course human population infringement.
So here is a chance to show and teach your children and grandchildren the value of farming all species that are threatened
in the wild.
Unique Butterflies accentuates the beauty of the fragile butterfly or moth in many forms and colour.
A perfect gift for any occasion with the knowledge you are helping to sustain these fragile beauties.
The Circle of Life
Insects/Butterflies are naturally occurring life and the quality can vary greatly depending on the life
and travel of that specimen.
Some butterflies travel thousands of miles to find a mate only to die days later. Unique Butterflies
tries to supply quality in the butterfly so any imperfections are just a reflection of the short life
that particular butterfly or moth lived.
It is a bit like our scars and war wounds we have achieved during our cycle of life.
The frames at Unique Butterflies are re-furbished vintage, and may have some minor imperfections.
This helps sustain the environment and save our precious dwindling trees. Each frame you purchase from
Unique Butterflies reduces your carbon footprint on our beautiful world.
Prices start from $25. Each butterfly piece is signed by the artist, Lachlan James, and also carry their own
one of art number. Some single butterfly or moth frames also include the name of the insect on the reverse side.
This depends on the type of butterfly or moth.
A token of the Murray Mouth, Hindmarsh Island. South Australia.
Also available in small to medium frames are beautiful pictures of the Murray Mouth with inscriptions to suit
the person who would like a reminder of where they have visited. These are inlaid with a perfect butterfly,
representing the freedom, peace, wildlife and tranquility of the magnificent Murray Mouth at
Hindmarsh Island. South Australia
When you have purchased a frame from Unique Butterflies look after this as you would any oil or water colour art piece.
Make sure they are displayed away from direct sunlight and heat, insect attack,( millipedes can climb and eat through the
back of any paper sealed picture, they even eat cardboard!) steam and moisture. This will ensure many years of enjoyment
and keeping your investment valuable. Should you decide to store these valuable items, wrap in plastic with a mothball
( “Mothballs.”Keep in plastic container supplied by the store you buy them from, very cheap) and cover with foam or cardboard
to protect the glass.
So next time you are in Goolwa.S.A. take a drive to see the Murray Mouth on Hindmarsh Island and
you may have the chance to purchase a one of art piece by Lachlan James, and take home a
reminder of the Murray Mouth, Hindmarsh Island and Goolwa.S.A. Just as you turn off to the
Murray Mouth from Goolwa.
(Look for the open sign/banner approx. 7 km. from the Hindmarsh Island bridge)
My aim is to provide high quality products for everyone and provide a high standard of customer service.