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Giant Blue Swallowtail - Papilio zalmoxis

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Giant Blue Swallowtail - Papilio zalmoxis

SKU:
AP-FI0390-BD
Scientific Name:
Papilio zalmoxis
Origin:
Central African Republic
Shipping Restrictions:
IF&W
$139.00
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Giant Blue Swallowtail - Papilio zalmoxis

THE SCIENCE:

Papilio zalmoxis, also known as the Giant Blue Swallowtail, is a species of butterfly within the family Papilionidae. It’s named after Zalmoxis, a divinity of a certain group of ancient Thracian tribes called the Getae, who lived in what is now northern Bulgaria and Southern Romania. P. zalmoxis is an African species however, with a range spanning much of West and Central Africa. Its wingspan can reach between 4.7 and 6.3 inches, making it the second-largest African Swallowtail. The topsides of its wings vary between different shades of blue and (sometimes) green, and feature narrow black stripes, contrasting with more solid, light-gray undersides. The body is a bright shade of yellow. Females are slightly smaller than males, and less striking.

THE STORY:

P. zalmoxis is a remarkable species of butterfly, both in size and aesthetics. Order one of our specimens today! Our all-natural, intact specimens (no fake parts here!) are all of first-rate quality, delicately prepared, mounted, and framed with double-glass glazing in our very own fabrication studio in Upstate New York. We model our frames from solid fine ashwood, and they’re available in both a matte-black, and a natural finish.

Our framed insects are made-to-order. Please allow up to two weeks for your order to be completed. If you need your order sooner than this, please contact us at 212-343-1114 x401 or fabrication@theevolutionstore.com and we will do our best to accommodate you!

SKU:                                       AP-FI0390
Dimensions:                      6.000"W x 8.250"H x 1.625"D
Scientific Name:             Papilio zalmoxis
Origin:                                  Central African Republic
Shipping Restrictions: International wildlife export fees apply

Customers with shipping addresses outside of the US will be charged an additional $168.00 for US Fish & Wildlife Services processing fees. Please allow up to 60 days for your order to be processed. Read our full international wildlife shipping policy here.

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