Monday, January 10, 2011

Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly

12164 MerckFamily's Old World Christmas
Measures approximately 3 1/2"
Mouth blown, hand painted, glass Christmas ornament from Merck Family's Old World Christmas. Yellow butterfly with beautiful glitter details.

From Wikipedia: Swallowtails differ from all other butterflies in a number of anatomical traits. Most notably, their caterpillars possess a unique organ behind their heads, called the osmeterium. Normally hidden, this forked structure can be everted when the caterpillar is threatened, or forced out with a gentle squeeze, and emits smelly secretions containing terpenes. The adults are often tailed like the forked tail of some swallows, giving the insect its name.

Wikipedia Image
The Swallowtail Butterfly ornament is arriving soon to Trendy Tree along with other varieties. Visit us soon to see the rest of the collection!

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