Fine art illustration of an Anise Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio palinurus.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Anise Swallowtail Butterfly was completed on 4.25.2012. Some friends of ours had a Halloween party last fall. We have never been to their place before, and I immediately noticed a large open cage with Fennel plants sticking out. There were caterpillars on them. My friends told me that the caterpillars would stay on the plants, and eventually cocoon and the butterflies would emerge (Which they would then release.) Since then, I’ve been meaning to draw this species of butterfly. The drawing is based on a photo by Ron Wolf.