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Papilio ulysses ulysses

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Description

Sex : M

Origin : Indonesia (West Irian - M.te Arfak)


one wing lenght cm 5.5-6, A1- quality (specimen may have small imperfections).

Papilio ulysses, the butterfly of Ulysses (also commonly known as the blue emperor), is a large swallowtail butterfly of Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. New Caledonia is instead inhabited by a similar relative, Papilio Montrouzieri. Its size varies depending on the subspecies, but the wingspan is about 10.5 cm (4.1 inches) in Queensland.
This butterfly is used as an emblem for tourism in Queensland, Australia.
Ulysses is the Roman name of the Greek hero Odysseus, a figure in ancient Greek literature, the central character of Homer's Odyssey.
The female of the species is different from the male in that it has small blue crescents in the back. When the butterfly is perched, the intense blue of its wings is hidden by the simplest brown under the side of its wings, helping it to blend in with its surroundings. During the flight, the butterfly can be seen hundreds of meters away with sudden bright blue flashes. Males are strongly attracted to the blue color, including blue objects that are sometimes mistaken for females.
The Ulysses butterfly lives in tropical rainforest areas and suburban gardens.
Subspecies:
 P. u. autolycus C.Felder & R.Felder, 1865
 P. u. denticulatus Joicey & Talbot, 1916
 P. u. dirce Jordan, 1909
 P. u. jennifeae Jakusch, 2007
 P. u. ulysses Linnaeus, 1758.



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