14 of 31 - "Blue Mountain Swallowtail"
#14 of 31 - “Blue Mountain Swallowtail” - The Ulysses butterfly, also known as the Blue Mountain Butterfly or the Blue Mountain Swallowtail, is a large swallowtail butterfly, endemic to Australasia.
- to my long time airforce girlfriend in Australia!
Absolutely beautiful and they are quite a large butterfly
with a wingspan of between 10 to 13 cm or 4 to 6 inches.
They are considered to be one of the most elusive butterflies and can be very hard to take photographs of – due to their bright blue colouring, they are easy to spot by their predators, so they fly very quickly and erratically to protect themselves.
This one is easy to catch if you’re quick and it can fly right to you!
. 8 x 8 gallery-wrapped canvas. The sides will be painted gold.