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Alpine Black Swallowtail Butterfly in a Dome

Alpine Black Swallowtail Butterfly in a Dome

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Species Name: Papilio maakii (Summer type)

Common Name: Black Alpine Butterfly

Origin: Southeast Aisa

Size: 7" diam. Wooden Base x 7"

Made in Australia Also called the Papilio maackii, is widely held to be one of the most beautiful butterflies in Japan, covered with thousands of iridescent green or blue scales, the concentration of color in some areas, creates beautiful neon like waves. Their favorite food is the nectar of mikan trees, and other fruit trees in the mikan family, such as mandarin. They also drink nectar from azaleas. Like other swallowtail butterflies, Alpine blacks will congregate in large groups. The behavior related to mate selection, where mating partners are decided after an elaborate courtship dance.


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