Papilio ulysses

26x26x6cm frame


The jewel in the crown! I love preparing P. ulysses because no matter where you view it from, it just catches the eye. And placed in the 26x26cm frame it really has enough space to display all of its vivid blue colouration, not cramped inside a smaller frame. 


Papilio ulysses is found in the Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone, with this specimen originating from the Bachan Islands, Indonesia. The central splash of bright, electric blue is surrounded by a velvet black. The males are especially attracted to blue objects, even from a distance of 30 metres. Collectors often exploit this by using a piece of blue paper or cloth to attract the butterflies.


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.

Papilio ulysses

SKU: 2626010