The majestic green swallowtail (Papilio blumei) is one of the most popular butterflies among butterfly collections and art pieces. The blumei has an amazing iridescent green "dust" all over its wings that is difficult to see in the attached photographs. Its tails are amazing, too. It is highly recommended that this gorgeous butterfly be viewed under bright light as its colors are incredible. The origin of this butterfly is Indonesia.
A Riker mount consists of a cotton-filled hard cardboard frame with a glass top. The butterfly is not glued but is gently pressed against the glass by the cotton. Riker mounts are not sealed and can be easily opened to extract or reposition the butterfly simply by removing two to four pins that are on the sides of the frame. Although the Riker mounts is not sealed, the butterfly will still last for many, many years as long as you keep it out of direct sunlight. All Riker mounts have a sawtooth hanger on the back for easy hanging.
This stunning display of a majestic green swallowtail would make an excellent accent piece to any library, study, enclosed porch, or any area of your home that focuses on the wonders of nature. It also is wonderful find for any lover of nature or student of biology, entomology, or life sciences.