Christopher Marley

Cobalt Swallowtail Butterfly

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

Christopher Marley

Cobalt Swallowtail Butterfly

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Description

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

The Cobalt Swallowtail somewhat resembles the deep blue Morphos of South America, yet they are only distant relatives. The Cobalt with its vibrant blue color can be found in the Eastern-most Indonesian isles, Papua New Guinea and Australia and as its wide range would suggest, there are many different subspecies, all featuring the iridescent deep blue and black velvet bordering the teardrop hind wing tails. It has an impressive wingspan up to 4.5".

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.