African Swallowtail Butterfly in Box Frame (Papilio dardanus)

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A beautiful African Swallowtail butterfly in a handmade wooden frame mounted on high-quality acid-free conservation board. The latin and common names are printed underneath the specimen.

The African Swallowtail belongs to the Papilionidae family of butterflies. The butterfly is also known as the Mocker Swallowtail or Flying Handkerchief. The famous entomologist E. B. Poulton described it as the most interesting butterfly in the world. The female of the species is a master of protective disguise. They are remarkably diverse and mimic other butterflies, so protecting themselves against predators.

Its wingspan reaches 10–12 centimetres (3.9–4.7 in).


Latin Name: Papilio dardanus.

Quality: A1 What does this mean?

Sex: Male.

Distribution: Papilio dardanus can be found in sub-Saharan Africa.

Prepared: By our very own entomologists.

Frame: Handmade in our workshop.

Frame Size: 6 x 6 Inch.

Please Be Aware: The specimen that you will receive may differ in size, shape or colour very slightly since you are purchasing a natural product.

Where do we source our insect specimens?All of our specimens are purchased from conservation farming projects. Please visit our ethics pages in the menu for details on the type of projects we work with.

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