Peacock Swallowtail in Frame (Papilio blumei)


The peacock or green swallowtail (Papilio blumei) is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. It is found only on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.The colors on the wings of some of these butterflies are metallic and are eye catchy especially when viewed from a particular angle.

The remarkable feature of this butterfly’s wing is that it contains rows of very small concave surfaces that reflect light in many ways.For instance, the center of the concave surface reflects a yellow-green light and the edges reflect a blue light.

The wingspan of P. blumei is 120–140 mm (4.7–5.5 in).

Species: Papilio blumei
Origin: Indonesia
Frame: 6” x6” with Glass

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SKU: FB04.
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I have been collecting and producing taxidermy for over 10 years and ensure all product are museum standard. I personally preserve, spread and mount all insect displays in my studio here in London. I use high quality frames handmade in the UK.

Each specimen may slightly vary from the photos as nature is unique. The specimen I work with are not rare or endangered and come either insect farming programs (often run by governments or conservation groups), breeders and sustainable sources. For more information, please see our ethics page.

Additional information

Weight 0.499 kg
Dimensions 18.5 × 18.5 × 3.5 cm

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