Wooden frame with Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio Karna)


Unique wooden black frame containing a swallowtail (Papilio Karna). The frame is completely air-sealed and is 18 x 18cm. It is also 99% UV blocking for the protection of the specimen.

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Papilio karna is a species of swallowtail butterfly from the genus Papilio that is found in Java, Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines.

This particular species is the Papilio karna karna, found only in western Java: Mount Gede

Swallowtail butterflies are large, colorful butterflies in the family Papilionidae, and include over 550 species. Though the majority are tropical, members of the family inhabit every continent except Antarctica. The family includes the largest butterflies in the world, the birdwing butterflies of the genus Ornithoptera.

Swallowtails have a number of distinctive features; for example, the papilionid caterpillar bears a repugnatorial organ called the osmeterium on its prothorax. The osmeterium normally remains hidden, but when threatened, the larva turns it outward through a transverse dorsal groove by inflating it with fluid.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 18 × 18 × 3 cm