California Tortoiseshell Butterfly

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About GrafixMat Coasters   •   Front     •   Back Story


About GrafixMat Coasters:

Each GrafixMat® is a work of art, masterfully laser-engraved on the cork front with a unique and amusing story colorfully illustrated on its flip-side.  For a treasured gift or your own personal collection; select one or create a set of 2, 4, 6 or more from 21 themed Collections totaling more than 500 contemporary and fine art designs.  Made from eco-friendly recycled cork from Portugal and Spain, yet handcrafted in the U.S.A. GrafixMats® are so artfully designed and intriguing, we've created a hanging hole in the back of each coaster.

All Natural    •    Durable Easy Wash    •    Singles or Sets Storage Caddies    •    4 1/4" Diameter, 5/16" Thick        Green Certified

Front Design:

California Tortoiseshell Butterfly

The Back Story:

California Tortoiseshell Butterfly

The California Tortoiseshell butterfly is orange-brown with large black spots and dark wing borders on their upper wing surface. The underside is dark mottled brown, darker at the base of the wings. Tortoiseshell adults emerge in June and fly until fall, then hibernate to emerge again the following spring. The tattered and worn adults show themselves in April and May, mating and laying eggs on mountain balm, found mostly along the mountains of the Pacific Northwest as host plant for their caterpillars. During certain years, California Tortoiseshell populations have erupted into large numbers reaching in the thousands and can be seen as they migrate through the mountain passes.