The Graphium weiskei butterfly 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.
FRAMED GRAPHIUM WEISKEI DETAILS:
► UV blocking conservation glass (so colors/details won’t fade)
► Museum quality shadowbox frame
► Archival materials (Acid and Lignin free mounting papers)
► 6” H x 6” W x 1¼ “ D. (choose frame color: black, walnut, white)
► Hook attached to hang on wall or can also stand on its own
► Natural history story about the specimen comes on a vintage style museum label.
► Gift box with info about sustainable 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.
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We take great pride in designing and making our high quality insect art and have over 5,000 5-star reviews, the most on the Internet for this category. 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.