King swallowtail in a Frame


Species Name: Papilio thoas

Common Name: King Swallowtail

Origin: Peru

Size: 5" x 7" Black Shadowbox Frame

Made in Austrlaia

The King swallowtail is a very strong flier and is able to glide long distances with very few wing beats, thanks to it large wingspans. Covered with beautiful yellow bands with a strong black contrast, the King is not to be missed, in the big family of Papilionidae, that include over 550 species.

Also called the Papilio thoas, they find home in southernmost United States, Mexico, Central America and South America. Spending year round in the tropics, feeding on delicious nectar of a variety of flowers.