The Papilio Blumei or green swallowtail is found only on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Their wingspan is 12 - 14 cm. The colours on the wings are metallic and are eye catching especially when viewed from a particular angle.
The remarkable feature of this butterfly's wing is that it contains rows of very small concave surfaces that reflect light in many ways. For instance, the centre of the concave surface reflects a yellow-green light and the edges reflect a blue light. At the centre of the concavity, light is reflected directly but when light hits the edges, it bounces off into forming many layers, which amplifies and rotates the waves of light.
Hang this beautiful butterfly on the wall and give your interior tropical and colorful vibes.
The insects are prepared with great care in our atelier in Leuven (Belgium).