PAPILIO ULYSSES – FRAME
Ceram Island, Indonesia
This Papilio ulysses, also known as the Blue Emperor, is a large swallowtail butterfly which inhabits the tropical rainforests and suburban gardens of Australia, Indonesia, or Papua New Guinea. While we enjoy their bright blue color of their wings, the Ulysses butterfly would close their wings to use the brown coloration from under their wings as a camouflage to hide from potential predators.
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 behavior 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.