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Butterfly wall pocket - Brannam circa 1900

Butterfly wall pocket produced by Brannam of Devon, England, circa 1900. Butterflies are insects that have large, often brightly colored wings, and a conspicuous, fluttering flight.
The oldest butterfly fossils have been dated to the Paleocene, about 56 million years ago, though they may have originated earlier. Butterflies have a four-stage life cycle and undergo a complete metamorphosis. Winged adults lay eggs on the food plant on which their larvae, known as caterpillars, will feed. The caterpillars grow and when fully developed, pupate in a chrysalis. When metamorphosis is complete, the pupal skin splits, the adult insect climbs out, expands its wings to dry, and flies off.

Maker:

Brannam

England

circa 1900

Model #:

wall pocket

Size:

large

Height:

Butterfly wall pocket - Brannam circa 1900
Butterfly wall pocket - Brannam circa 1900
Butterfly wall pocket - Brannam circa 1900
Butterfly wall pocket - Brannam circa 1900
Butterfly wall pocket - Brannam circa 1900
Butterfly wall pocket - Brannam circa 1900
Butterfly wall pocket - Brannam circa 1900
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