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Framed insects are wall decor that is inspirational, exquisite and spectacularly beautiful. Set in white matt species label back of frame. 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. FRAME 50.5 x 15.5cm
Museum Quality Framed Butterfly. Insects are a natural product and as such small imperfections may occur. All the insects are permanently/professionally mounted to the backboard and cannot be removed without causing damage to the specimen. Our black frames are not made from real wood. Ethical concerns over deforestation in many third world countries has led us to pioneer the use of timber substitute framing. All frames have glass fronts with a hook ready to hang. All butterflies, other insects and arachnids are REAL! We do not alter, enhance or otherwise modify their natural colour. Website images are as close as possible to true likeness. Some sizings of insect in frame maybe approximate. Care of your framed insects All frames are fumigated and are professionally prepared. As this is a natural product book lice may occur in your frame. Book lice are present in most environments, do not carry disease and are best dealt with by following the instructions below. These tiny insects can be detected by black dust underneath the bug. If this occurs immediately place frame inside a plastic bag and put into freezer for a minimum of 72 hours. If you have a collection constant monitoring is highly recommended to avoid these tiny insects attacking your specimen. Keep framed specimens out of direct sunlight and keep in low humid areas. This will prevent mould and help prevent book lice. Correct care for your framed insect specimen will ensure many years of enjoyment.