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COMMON NAME: Purple Mountain Swallowtail Butterfly
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Graphium weiskei
LOCALITY: Papua New Guinea
FRAME SIZE:  6″ x 6″ x 1.25″

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Description

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

Learn about our ethically sourced specimens.

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CARE OF INSECT DISPLAYS:

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

CARE AND CLEANING OF BUTTERFLY WING JEWELRY:

• 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.