All Metal Earth butterflies are made of 1 sheet colored models and are rated as “Easy” builds. The upper (dorsal side) and undersides (ventral side) of the forewings and hindwings are decorated in color.
The Monarch Butterfly may be the most familiar North American butterfly, and is considered an iconic pollinator species. Its wings feature an easily recognizable tawny orange, the veins and margins are black, and there are two series of small white spots in the margins. The Monarch wingspan averages 8-10cm.
The Buckeye is found in southern Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia; all parts of the United States except the Northwest.. The bold pattern of eyespots and white bars on the upper wing surface is distinctive in much of its range. The eyespots likely serve to startle or distract predators, especially young birds.
The Tiger Swallowtail is native to eastern North America as well as Turkey. The male is yellow with four black “tiger stripes” on each forewing. Females may be either yellow or black, making them dimorphic. The yellow morph is similar to the male, but with a conspicuous band of blue spots along the hindwing, while the dark morph is almost completely black. This model is based off of the female yellow morph.
The Mourning Cloak is a large butterfly native to Eurasia and North America. This powerful flier is sometimes found in areas far from its usual range during migration. The Mourning Cloak has a lifespan of 11-12 months, one of the most extensive lifespans for any butterfly.