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This butterfly has had its scaled removed on one side of its body.


DISPLAY NAME: Skeleton Purple Mountain Swallowtail
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Graphium weiskei
LOCALITY: Papua New Guinea
GLASS WINDOW: 99% UV Blocking Conservation Glass
FRAME SIZE:  6″ x 6″ x 1.25″


 

Description

This unique shadow box exhibits a beautiful specimen of the brightly colored Graphium Weiskei commonly known as the Purple Mountain Swallowtail. Each specimen has been delicately “skeletonized” – a process in which scales on the wings are removed to reveal the intricate architecture beneath.

Unlike other butterfly species in our Skeleton collection, the Graphium Weiskei is the only type of butterfly to have it’s colorful pigments on their wing’s membranes instead of on the scales covering the wing. Notably, the pigments on the Graphium Weiskei which are known sarpedobilin and ommin combining to create blue, mauve, and pink, are rare in nature.

GRAPHIUM WEISKEI SKELETON:
• UV blocking conservation glass
• Wood gallery frame
• Reproduction antique museum label with natural history information.
• Gift box
• Handmade in California

 

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–  Sorry, our insect displays cannot be shipped across borders.

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RETURNS:
–  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.

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.