The butterfly species Graphium weiskei is highly prized because of its incredible combination of vibrant colors that include purple, pink, green, blue, and white on a black background. Its common name is the Purple Mountain Swallowtail and is the only swallowtail that has purple on its wings. Living in forested mountain areas, this butterfly has adapted to the cooler high elevation temperatures by evolving a “fur coat” around its mid-area, which helps prevent heat loss.
View our other displays featuring the Graphium weiskei species, including our famous descaled butterfly revealing how the pigments are placed on the wings.
Framed GRAPHIUM WEISKEI details:
• 99% UV blocking conservation glass and acid & lignin free mounting papers.
• Gallery quality wood shadowbox frame with hanger
• Antique style museum label with natural history story about the specimen.
• Gift box
• Handmade in Sonoma County California
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