Blue Mountain Butterfly


Fine Art Watercolour Paper
Giclee Prints
Size: 265mm x 265mm

Original Painting Medium: Oil on canvas
Scientific Name: Papillio ulysses
Region: Indonesia, Australia

The Blue Mountain Butterfly is also known as the Mountain Blue, the Blue Emperor, and Blue Mountain Swallowtail. With a wingspan of about 5.5 inches (14 cm), it is a large and stunningly beautiful, bright blue and black swallowtail butterfly that lives in the tropical rain forests of Indonesia and Australia. Both the male and female have a long ‘swallowtail’ but the females, though very pretty, are more subdued in colour.

I thoroughly enjoyed diving into the vibrant blue for my oil painting of this handsome blue butterfly.   Blue Mountain butterflies are endemic to Australasia and the emblem for Queensland.

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