Blue Triangle Butterfly in a Frame
Species: Graphium sarpedon
Common Name: Blue triangle
Origin: South East Asia, Australia
Size: 4x6" Shadowbox Frame
Graphium sarpedon is primarily an inhabitant of moist, low-level rain forests (below 1600 m/5000 feet). In these elevations, it is usually seen flying just above the tree canopy. The larvae of the Common Bluebottle feed on trees of the laurel family, which includes the cinnamon tree, and have expanded their range to include cinnamon tree plantations. In eastern Australia, they have adapted to a drier subtropical environment, and are commonly seen in suburban gardens in Queensland and New South Wales.