Five-Bar Swordtail Entomology Kit Expansion Pack

Five-Bar Swordtail Entomology Kit Expansion Pack

Expand your bug-pinning skills and collection with the Entomology Expansion Pack: Five-Bar Swordtail Butterfly. With this expansion pack developed by museum professionals, you will receive:

  • A Five-Bar Swordtail
  • 6 wing strips
  • 6 #000 entomology pins
  • #1 Entomology pins 
  • Specimen fact sheets for each insect included in the kit

Warning: This kit contains dead insect specimens as well as entomology pins which are sharp. Children using this kit require adult supervision. 

Looking for the main Entomology STEM Pinning kit? The Science Museum of Minnesota's own science kit, the Entomology STEM Pinning Kit, teaches you the full process of pinning insects. Be sure to use your 20% off coupon from your Entomology STEM Pinning Kit to get a discount on any of our insect expansion packs.

Five-bar Swordtails (Graphium antiphates)

Five-bar Swordtails are a tropical swallowtail butterfly from the family Papilionidae. They are forest butterflies found throughout South and Southeast Asia. Five-bar Swordtails get their common name from the five short black bands on the forewing. These butterflies have green and yellow markings and a remarkably long tapering tail on their hindwing. Five-bar Swordtails are known to “mud-puddle,” a behavior where they seek out nutrients in moist substances, including mud and rotting plant matter.

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Sustainability, responsible husbandry, and conservation are core considerations as we develop our entomology products and workshop experiences. We source insects from carefully vetted vendors with those priorities in mind and in alignment with the Science Museum of Minnesota's ethics policy. Learn more here.

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