Framed Swallowtail Butterfly - Papilio demoleus

Lovely framed REAL Papilio demoleus butterfy, a common and widespread Swallowtail.
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A pretty butterfly, the Papilio demoleus is a common and widespread Swallowtail found in many parts of the world including Australia.

You may have seen this charming chequered butterfly visit your own back garden.

Creamy white and black with two red dots on the bottom of its wings. It gets its common names from its host plants, which are usually citrus species such as the cultivated lime.

This lovely butterfly specimen is REAL, completely natural, and is 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 demoleus In A Frame. The black frame made from recycled products measures 12.5 x 12.5cm. Comes in a recycled cardboard gift box.

Please be aware: Specimens may not be of the same size as depicted in images.

More About The Specimens

These insects 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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WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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Length (cm) 21
Width (cm) 6
Height (cm) 21
Age Group 5-6 Years, 7-8 Years, 9-10 Years, 11-12 Years, 12+ Years
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