Anise Swallowtail Full Specimen resin necklace-- Papilio zelicaon
Within Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, this beautiful small butterfly can be found in almost any habitat. The caterpillars accept a wide range of host plants from the parsley and carrot families, and can sometimes be found on garden parsley and fennel.
There are multiple broods in Oregon, with the last caterpillars overwintering as pupae to eclose (hatch) in April. Desert populations typically just have one spring brood, as the host plant is dried up before the start of summer.
We farm hundreds Anise Swallowtails each year, with laying females easily providing eggs on desert parsley on our farm. Eggs are then transferred to feed on fennel, as fennel grows much larger and provides more food for many hungry caterpillars.
Not all options currently have images. We expect to collect and add them over time.
One full specimen, abdomen and antennae removed, wings connected back together as one piece.
Gorgeous epoxy resin finish on each side.
Choice of chain -- please refer to chain pictures: 1) Sterling silver plated snake chain in 18 or 22 inch length -- attached at center top of specimen 2) Full sterling silver wheat chain in 18 or 24 inch length -- attached at center top of specimen 3) Full sterling silver SPLIT wheat chain in 18 inch length -- attached at wingtips of specimen. (See the sunset moth for example)
**Made for you. Ships approximately 2 weeks from placing order. We will contact you with an initial image of the specimen pose and consult on size of specimen (if applicable) before beginning the resin process**