Papilio thoas Real Taxidermy Butterfly in Handmade Museum Quality Frame
This bright, bold, yellow and black butterfly, also known as the king swallowtail, is found from the southernmost United States down through Central America and as far south as Argentina and Uruguay. This species is one of many that exhibit hilltopping behaviour in order to attract mates the basic idea of which appears to be that by clustering at the tops of hills the butterflies restrict the area in which they have to look for mates and for them to be looked for by the females. After an exploratory flight over a large area of the hilltop, male P. Thoas patrol a small and well-defined area, often flying in perfect circles of about 2m diameter, or resting on some vantage point and darting out at every passing butterfly. The caterpillars feed on the leaves of citrus plants. Thoas swallowtails fly year round in the tropics, feeding on nectar of a variety of flowers, including Lantana, Stachytarpheta, and Bougainvillea among other species. The wingspan is 100130 mm. The butterfly has been expertly prepared by hand to museum standards, and is mounted on conservation-grade foam in a hand-made, beautifully crafted case backed with Italian decorative paper.
Absolutely ideal for wedding presents, Christmas and birthday presents, home decoration. If you have any queries, or would like to request a different specimen, please get in touch! None of the butterflies offered for sale are listed on Annex A of the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations, and are farmed this ensures that not only are the specimens in perfect condition, but that the practice is completely sustainable. Butterfly farming allows farmers to generate income while conserving their natural heritage.
The item "Papilio thoas Real Taxidermy Butterfly in Handmade Museum Quality Frame" is in sale since Thursday, June 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Animal Collectables\Insects & Butterflies". The seller is "juancarlos2nd" and is located in Monmouth. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Animal Type: Insects/ Spiders
- Item Type: Taxidermy
- Animal Sub-Type: Butterfly/ Moth
- Mounted/ Unmounted: Mounted