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Purple Swallowtail Butterfly - Graphium weiskei

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Purple Swallowtail Butterfly - Graphium weiskei

Scientific Name:
Graphium weiskei
Papua New Guinea
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The purple-spotted swallowtail, Graphium weiskei, is considered one of the most beautiful and desirable of all butterflies. While its underside is a basic brown, its topside is black with a highly unusual patchwork of purple, green, and blue spots. These spots are actually “windows” to pigments within the wings; the surface scales are non-pigmented. This species is found only in the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea at elevations between 4000 and 8000 feet above sea level. The species is named after Emil Weiskei (1867-1950), a German naturalist.


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. Because of high demand, some of our framed insects may not immediately be in stock, and may take up to an extra week to ship due to production. Please do contact us at (212) 343-1114 ext. 402, or at fabrication@theevolutionstore.com, with any questions regarding availability and/or custom orders.

SKU:                                       AP-FI0110
Dimensions:                      5.500"W x 5.00"H x 2.625"D
Scientific Name:             Graphium weiskei
Origin:                                  Papua New Guinea
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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