Framed Ulysses Butterfly

(1 customer review)


Papilio Ulysses

A real Ulysses butterfly set and mounted in a 9×7 inch wooden frame, approximately 1 inch deep. 

The Ulysses butterfly is also known as the Blue emperor butterfly. It is a large swallowtail butterfly native to  Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Our framed examples of the ulysses butterfly simply state that it is native to Australasia. The Ulysses is used as an emblem for tourism in Queensland, Australia.

Postage and packaging is £4.99


This framed example of the Ulysses butterfly is a popular choice with collectors. The upper sides of the Ulysses butterfly’s wings are an iridescent, electric blue. As a result, this species of butterfly is very striking. The bright blue colour is produced by the microscopic structure of the scales which make up the wings. This is known as structural colouration. The underside is a subdued and less attractive black and brown combination. Please note, the underside is not visible in our frames.

Adult Ulysses butterflies grow to various sizes. It is dependent on the exact subspecies. Typical wingspans are about 4.1 inches (10.5 cm).

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

Additional information

Dimensions 9 × 7 in
Country of origin


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.

Please note – we do not ship overseas.

1 review for Framed Ulysses Butterfly

  1. Sarah

    Wow – really happy with my framed butterfly. Arrived in perfect condition and looks great on my wall.

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