SPECIES Morpho amathonte + Papilio ulysses
ORIGIN Peru / Australasia
FRAME 33.5x37.5xD5cm. Made from recycled products. Can be hung portrait or landscape format
DESCRIPTION Beautiful collection of metallic blue butterflies in the one frame.
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
Morpho Amathonte : - Iridescent metallic blue colouration with black colouration on apex of top wings. Note colour varies on angle of frame.
- Morphos are diurnal, as males spend the mornings patrolling along the courses of forest streams and rivers. They are territorial and chase any rivals. Morphos typically live alone, excluding in the mating season.
- The entire lifecycle is around 115 days
- Adult morpho butterflies feed on the juices of fermenting fruit
SHIPPING This item is not available for international shipping
COMES IN RECYCLED CARDBOARD GIFT BOX