Framed Sarpedon Butterfly

£20.00

Graphium sarpedon

A real butterfly set and mounted in a 5×5 inch wooden frame, approximately 1 inch deep. 

This butterfly is also known as the blue triangle or common bluebottle. It is a species of swallowtail butterfly found in South and Southeast Asia and also parts of Australia. It is calculated that there are approximately sixteen subspecies of the sarpedon butterfly family, all of which reside in different parts of the world.

Postage and packaging is £4.99

Description

Our framed sarpedon butterfly examples showcase their natural beauty. With contrasting black and green wings, this species is identifiable by a greeny-blue triangle on the top side of its wings. This central spot of colour points towards the butterflies body.

Sarpedon butterflies can be found in low-level rain forests where it is nice and moist. As a result, they can usually be seen flying just above the top of the tree canopy. The larvae of the sarpedon feed on trees such as the cinnamon tree. In eastern Australia, they have evolved to survive in drier subtropical environments.

The males are known for their habit of feeding by the edges of puddles, often at the roadside. Occasionally, as many as eight will be seen at the same puddle. They have also been known to be attracted to animal droppings, carcasses and rotting insects.

The common bluebottle is known for fast flight and is quick to change directions.

Adult sarpedon butterflies have varied wingspans ranging between 55 and 75 mm.

Our framed sarpedon butterfly specimens have been sourced responsibly. Find out more about where we source our butterflies and moths from.

Additional information

Dimensions 5 × 5 in
Country of origin

Madagascar

How to display

This frame comes with a single brass hanging hook which can be screwed into the rear of the frame, allowing you to hang it on a wall.

Alternatively, the frame is deep enough to stand freely by itself on a shelf.

Where to display

To preserve the colours of your specimen, it's best not to display your frame in direct sunlight. You should also avoid areas of high moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens.

About our frames

All of our frames are handmade and feature mitred joints. The hardwood we use is of a very dark brown colour, with visible woodgrain.

All of our frames use real glass.

Postage and packaging

All frames are bubble wrapped before posting. As an independent, family-run business, we try to re-use as much packaging as possible to limit our impact on the environment. Postage and packaging is charged at £4.99 per order.

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