The official state insect of Oregon, this is a fairly common butterfly if you know where to look, but rarely numerous in the Columbia River Basin. This species thrives in desert habitats and basalt canyons along streams and rivers where its larval host plant thrives.
There are several broods within the region, with the last overwintering as pupae in September/October to eclose (hatch) as fresh adult butterflies in April/May.
We farm these all summer long, for both specimens and wild release. It's one of our favorite butterflies :)
Two gorgeous real Oregon Swallowtail wing sections, hindwing on front and forewing side on back. (Choose lighter or darker hindwing section)
Choose 25 or 30 mm outside diameter surgical stainless steel locket with clear glass faces.
Surgical stainless steel chain. Select 18 or 24 inch length
Locket is sealed with jewelers adhesive to preserve the wings inside. Attempted opening of locket not recommended.
Made to order. Typically ships in a few working days.