The Figaro is a brooch handmade in Paris (France), showcasing the Graphium Weiskei butterfly mounted on an Japanese Mokuba ribbon.
Height: 6 cm
Width: 6 cm
Graphium Weiskei in a few words
It belongs to the family Papilionidae, one of whose characteristics is the presence of tails on the hindwings and bright colours. Its distant French cousin, Papilio Machaon, commonly called "Machaon" or "big tail bearer", is one of the most impressive specimens in the French countryside.
With its transparent purple, green and blue "windows", Graphium Weiskei is one of the most beautiful butterflies of the Graphium genus. It lives in New Guinea, one of the richest islands in the world in terms of biological diversity, located north of Australia. Scientists discover dozens of new plant and animal species there every year. It is also on this island that the world's largest butterfly lives : the "Queen Alexandra Butterfly“ (with a wingspan of about 25 cm).
This ecosystem is now threatened by the intensive production of palm oil, a significant source of income for in the local economy, but whose cultivation is expanding to the detriment of the forests.
Where does Graphium Weiskei live?
Graphium Weiskei is endemic to New Guinea.