Black wooden frame with king swallowtail (Papillio thoas)

48,00

Unique wooden black frame containing a real king swallowtail (Papillio Thoas) carefully mounted in the passe-partout of the frame.

The frame is completely air-sealed and is 25 x 25cm of high quality wood. It is also 99% UV blocking for preserving the specimen.

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Description

Papilio thoas, the king swallowtail or Thoas swallowtail, is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. It is found in the southernmost United States, Mexico, Central America and South America (as far south as Argentina and Uruguay). The species is easily confused with the giant swallowtail, which it closely resembles in both larval and adult stages. The caterpillars feed on the leaves of citrus plants (Rutaceae). They have also been reported as feeding on a member of the genus Piper.

Adult Thoas swallowtails fly year round in the tropics, feeding on nectar of a variety of flowers, including LantanaStachytarpheta, and Bougainvillea among other species. The wingspan is 100–130 mm.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 25 × 25 × 33.5 cm