A Mid 20thC Lepidopterist’s Shadow Boxed Display of a Pair of Papilio Horishanus Swallowtail Butterflies


Origin: English
Period: Mid Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1940-60
The Case:
Height: 10 inches
Width: 7 inches
Depth: 1.5 inches

The glazed pine shadow box case housing two specimens, males and female, of Taiwanese (Formosa) Papilio Horishanus tropical swallotail butterflies (Atrophaneura Horishanus.), and annotated as such, surviving from the middle of the twentieth century.

The case is in good condition and ready for wall mounting whilst each specimen remains in good clean order.

This beautiful species was not discovered until around 1910 on the island of Formosa.

Very pretty indeed.