This butterfly specimen has been inspected and documented by USFWS as sustainably sourced, meaning the sale of this item does not harm the species or environment and is legal for resale.
The Common Blue Bottle (Graphium Sarpedon) or sometimes called the Blue Triangle, is a member of the swallowtail family. It is commonly found in South and Southeast Asia. It mainly lives in humid, low-level rain forests where it can be seen flying just above the tree canopy.
In Australia they are often seen in urban gardens due to their adaption to a drier subtropical environment. The larvae typically feed on cinnamon trees and are often found in cinnamon tree plantations.
This real butterfly is preserved in a crystal clear lucite block, making every detail visible from all angles. This specimen is a great educational piece or makes for a beautiful scientific display.
As with all real butterflies in resin, size, coloration and positioning can vary slightly. Lucite block measures approximately 3 inches square.