Australian blue sweep


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Australian butterflies
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SPECIES  Papilio ulysses + Junonia orithya

ORIGIN   Australasia

FRAME   21.5x24.5xD5cm Made from recycled products. 

DESCRIPTION  Colourful combination of blue butterflies in a sweeping formation. Both these butterflies are found in the far north Australia.

Junonia orithya - Pretty blue butterfly AKA The Blue Pansy or The Blue Argus. With its scalloped wing margins and beautiful markings this little junonia is found in many gardens and open wasteland. It is common along the east coast of Queensland reaching the tip of NSW and the top end of Australia. The male is smaller than the female which has larger eyespots and is a lighter blue in appearance. 

Papilio ulysses - Our Australian framed butterfly Papilio ulysses is 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 Australian butterfly is the most popular framed butterfly we have in stock and great as a present for International visitors. It comes in a variety of frame variations.

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