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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″



The framed blue mountain swallowtail with its bright blue and black wings, it is sure to catch the eye of anyone who sees it.  Native to a portion of northeastern Australia, this exquisite species is used as an emblem for Australian tourism.  The study of this vibrant butterfly allowed Victorian naturalist Alfred Wallace to develop his own theory of evolution, which competed with Charles Darwin’s more famous theory.

What sets our frames apart from the rest?
• 99% UV blocking conservation glass so colors won’t fade.*
• Acid & lignin-free conservation mounting papers.
• Gallery quality wood shadowbox frame with hanger
• Natural history information on antique-style museum label.
• Gift box & tissue paper.
• Hand-assembled in our Sonoma County California BUG studio.
* Highest-rated real framed insect displays in the world.

* Most competitors frame their insect displays with just basic picture frame glass which does not protect the vivid colors and details from UV rays.  We use 99% UV blocking TRU VUE conservation glass, the same used in fine museums around the world.

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.

We have a wide variety of framed insect displays to choose from, each one featuring a different eco-friendly natural biological specimen. Our museum-grade 99% UV blocking glass protects the specimens from fading, and the gallery-quality shadowbox frames ensure that they will be preserved for years to come. Each piece of art also includes natural history info and a biological story about the specimen displayed. Made by the artist in the USA for over 20 years.

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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.


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