Marine Blue #4
Handcrafted flamework glass bead. Cleaned and properly annealed. Ready for stringing. 2.25" x 1.5" x 0.5". Oval tab shape. 2018.
Part of the native Sonoran Desert lepitoptera series, Marine Blues (Leptotes marina) can be found year-round in the desert and as migrants in temperate zones. They have adapted to disturbed habitat and can have multiple broods in a season. These traits allow Marine Blues to be common and widespread. Their host plants include legumes such as this Parry's false prairie-clover (Marina parryi) which can bloom anytime of year, even during dry spells.
Arizona Artist: Laurie Nessel.
On view at Grotto Gallery "Hope Springs Eternal" exhibit which runs through June 21st, 2018 in downtown Tempe, Arizona.