Papilio maackii, the alpine black swallowtail, is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. It is found in Central Asia, Japan, China and South Korea. Swallowtail butterflies continue to flutter their wings even after landing on a stem to feed. This hovering helps to support its weight on fragile, delicate flowers. Beautiful and graceful. What else did you expect from a butterfly?
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All insects and Butterflies vary slightly in size and shape. You will receive a high quality specimen of the selected item but not the exact one pictured.