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The Blue Mountain Swallowtail (Papilio ulysses), also known as the Ulysses Butterfly, is one of the largest and most vivid Asian swallowtails.

COMMON NAME: Blue Mountain Swallowtail
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Papilio ulysses
LOCALITY: Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands
GLASS WINDOW: 99% UV Blocking Conservation Glass
FRAME SIZE: 6″ x 6″ x 1.25″



Discovering the Blue Mountain Swallowtail – A Symbol of Natural Beauty and Scientific Inspiration

The Blue Mountain Swallowtail, a butterfly of striking beauty, captures the essence of nature’s artistic brilliance. With wings that paint the sky in vibrant hues of blue and black, this butterfly is not just a visual marvel but also a symbol of scientific discovery and cultural representation.  The Blue Mountain Swallowtail, a gem native to northeastern Australia, is renowned for its vivid blue and black wings. This butterfly’s distinct coloration is not just a feast for the eyes but also an emblem of Australian tourism, symbolizing the country’s rich and diverse natural heritage.

Superior Framing Techniques for Lasting Beauty

Our framing sets us apart, ensuring the Blue Mountain Swallowtail’s beauty is preserved for generations. We employ:

• 99% UV Blocking Conservation Glass:
This specialized glass safeguards the butterfly’s colors from fading, maintaining their vibrancy over time.
Acid and Lignin-Free Conservation Mounting Papers:
These materials protect the butterfly against environmental damage, guaranteeing its preservation.
Gallery Quality Wood Shadowbox Frame with Hanger:
Our frames not only enhance the visual appeal but also ensure easy and secure display.

A Touch of Elegance and Education

Each framed Blue Mountain Swallowtail comes with:

Natural History Information on an Antique-Style Museum Label:
This addition offers an educational glimpse into the butterfly’s significance and history.
Elegant Packaging with Gift Box and Tissue Paper:
Perfect for presenting this exquisite piece as a thoughtful gift.
Hand-Assembled in Our Sonoma County California BUG Studio:
Our commitment to craftsmanship and quality is evident in every piece.

Conclusion: The Highest-Rated Real Framed Insect Displays in the World

Our framed Blue Mountain Swallowtails are not just decorative pieces; they are a testament to the elegance of nature and the meticulousness of human craftsmanship. As the highest-rated real framed insect displays globally, they represent a perfect blend of art, science, and preservation.

View our entire collection of framed swallowtails or add a little ‘flutter’ to your life with this butterfly as a sterling silver reversible necklace or single pendant.

Learn about our ethically sourced specimens.

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FREE SHIPPING (except for international jewelry shipments)

–  Jewelry ships for $15 to most countries from US.
–  Sorry, our insect displays cannot be shipped across borders.

–  Most orders ship next business day, but a few can take up to 4 days to ship.
–  I will notify you when item(s) ship and provide tracking number.

–  If you are not 100% satisfied with your selection, you can return or exchange it within 30 days of receipt.
–  Recipient is responsible for return shipping.
–  In rare case where item arrives damaged, please contact me.


• Like all fine art, keep insect frames out of direct sunlight and areas of high humidity.


• Sterling silver and glass pendants, earrings, rings and cuff links can be polished with soft polishing cloth when tarnished.
• Butterfly wing jewelry is not waterproof.