Alpine Black Swallowtail Spring Form (Papilio maackii spring form)

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A magnificent Alpine Black 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.  This is the smaller and brighter spring form of the summer form Papilio Maackii.

The Alpine Black Swallowtail belongs to the Papilionidae family of butterflies. A stunning metallic blue and green Swallowtail Butterfly. Very impressive and is rarely offered. They can often be seen sucking nectar from flowers growing along streams deep in the mountains of Japan. The species was named by Menetries in 1859

Its wingspan reaches 6–7 centimetres (2.5–3.5 in).


Latin Name: Papilio maackii

Quality: A1 What does this mean?

Sex: Male.

Distribution: Papilio maackii spring form can be found in China

Prepared: By our very own entomologists.

Frame: Handmade in our workshop.

Frame Size: 5 x 5 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.

This would be a beautiful addition to your home or office.

Approx Wingspan (cm): 6
Gender: Male
Frame Size (Inches): 5 x 5
Specimen Colour: Green
Distribution: Asia

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