The Blue Mountain Butterfly (Papilio ulysses), also known as the Ulysses Butterfly, is one of the largest and most vivid Asian swallowtails. Also native to a portion of northeastern Australia, this exquisite species is used as an emblem for Queensland tourism. The study of this vibrant butterfly allowed Victorian naturalist Alfred Wallace to develop his own theory of evolution, which competed with that of Charles Darwin. This butterfly’s coloring is so vivid, when in flight it can be seen as bright blue flashes from hundreds of meters away. This museum quality specimen is professionally mounted in a sealed shadowbox frame utilizing UV blocking glass to protect it from ever fading.
► 6” H x 6” W x 1¼ “ D (choose frame color: black, walnut, white)
► Tru-Vue UV blocking conservation glass (so colors / details won’t fade)
► Gallery quality shadowbox frame
► Archival mounting materials (Acid and Lignin-free)
► Hook attached to back to hang on wall (Frame can also stand on its own)
Natural history story about the specimen comes on a vintage style museum label.
► Gift box, tissue paper and info about ethical butterfly origin and care of display.
► Professionally made by an entomologist in Sonoma County California.
WE FRAME WITH UV BLOCKING GLASS:
UV rays are one of the most significant sources of degradation in museum artwork so we use Tru-Vue Conservation Clear UV blocking glass which blocks 99% of UV rays so you can enjoy your insect art for decades.
BEST OF BUGS:
The high quality and detail of our framed insect displays have been recognized by Pottery Barn, West Elm, Apartment Therapy, Herman Miller and won the BEST of HOUZZ award (leading home design site) for 2014 & 2015. see all our awards and press.