Graphium agetes - the Four-bar Swordtail

15x15x6cm frame 


This specimen originates from Penang Island, Malaysia. I love the ellipse-like edges of the wings, bulging out rather than following the more common inward scallop. These tropical butterflies are members of the Swallowtail family and are often spotted drinking on the edges of muddy puddles or on river banks, pumping water through their bodies to extract minerals.


This butterfly has been prepared in the UK to museum standards and is displayed in a deep handmade shadowbox frame, mounted on white conservation-grade foam. The back of the frame is covered in really special Italian decorative paper, with a brass hook for hanging it on the wall (but it also stands perfectly on a mantlepiece or a table). It is completely sealed inside the frame and will last for generations.

Graphium agetes

SKU: 1515158