Papilio pericles, or the Blue Gloss Swallowtail, is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. It is found from the Philippines and Malaysia to Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Sulawesi). Not to be confused with its equally-beautiful but larger cousin, P. ulysses – it is rather smaller, and the colouring is more iridescent. This specimen originates from S. Sumatra, Indonesia.
The 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.