African Blue Swallowtail Specimen

  • Christopher Marley framed insect speciment for the natural history lover. Taxidermy for the modern home.

African Blue Swallowtail Specimen

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Mounted on 11"x14" white mat in black aluminum frame.

Papilio zalmoxis, the giant blue swallowtail, is an African butterfly belonging to the family Papilionidae. The name of the species is given in honor of Zalmoxis – a divinity mentioned by Herodotus in his Histories.


All of the organisms used by Christopher in his artwork were thoughtfully, responsibly and viably harvested with regards to preservation of species and respect of life. Each piece is created with careful attention to the flow of negative space, complimentary coloration, and the meticulous preparation and selection of each specimen. Colors are natural and are protected from fading by UV glass. Do not expose any of Christopher's pieces to high humidity or direct sunlight.