PAPILIO BLUMEI – FRAME
Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
Also called peacock or green swallowtail, your Papilio blumei is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae found on several islands of Southeast Asia (Borneo, Sulawesi or in the forests of Papua New Guinea for example) in Indonesia. The remarkable feature of this butterfly’s wing is that it contains rows of very small concave surfaces that reflect light in many ways. For instance, the centre of the concave surface reflects a yellow-green light and the edges reflect a blue light.
Butterflies are not only beautiful creatures, but do a great deal for the environment. Like bees, they are plant pollinators. They also serve as sustenance for other species. Because they are so sensitive to changes in their ecosystems, scientists use butterfly population and behaviour shifts as metrics for changes and problems in local environments.
Wingspan: 10 to 12cm
Frame: 28cm wide x 23cm high x 6cm deep
Please be aware: The specimen that you will receive may differ in size, shape or colour very slightly since you are purchasing a natural product.