Framed Butterfly Duo - Papilio ulysses

REAL and beautiful Papilio ulysses butterfly specimens.

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Brilliant blue and black combination. Papilio ulysses commonly known as the Dunk Island butterfly from Queensland (Australia). Various races of the species are found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomons, as well as the subspecies Joesa in northern Queensland Australia.

When perched, the iridescent blue is hidden by the still attractive but darker underwings. They often fly above or on the edge of the canopy, frequently along rivers and the side of the road, and are commonly attracted to gardens. As it opens and shuts its wings in flight, the flashing of it's bright blue can be seen from several hundred metres away.

Its caterpillar feeds on the pretty 'Pink Evodia' tree that can be found along the roadsides. This butterfly is the most popular framed butterfly we have in stock and great as a present for International visitors.

These beautiful specimens have been lovingly mounted in the most pleasing arrangement. They are REAL insects, completely natural, and are not altered or enhanced in any way.

Perfect for curious kids, collectors, or classroom units on bugs and insects. 

Age: 5+

What You Get

Papilio ulysses. The frame is black and measures 21.5 x 29.5 x D5cm. Two real butterflies are mounted behind the glass and are labelled.

More About The Specimens

These insects and arachnids are REAL and natural! They are not altered, enhanced or otherwise modified from their natural colour. Many of the framed insects are ranched/farmed specifically for the purpose, and there are no species that are regarded as rare or endangered on CITES.

Your purchase actually aids environmental conservation rather than detracting from it by encouraging the indigenous caretakers to maintain host plant areas.

The frames are not made from real wood. Ethical concerns over deforestation in many third world countries has led to the use of timber substitute framing. All frames have glass fronts with a hook ready to hang. The use of recycled cardboard in the carry boxes also makes this product the complete eco-friendly gift.

Care Of Framed Insects

All frames are fumigated and are professionally prepared however Museum mites may occur. Mites can be detected by the presence of black dust underneath the bug. If this occurs immediately place frame inside a plastic bag and put into freezer for 72 hours. This will kill all mites. Keep framed specimens out of direct sunlight and humid areas.


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Length (cm) 34
Width (cm) 26
Height (cm) 7
Age Group 9-10 Years, 11-12 Years, 12+ Years
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