The official state insect of Oregon, this is a fairly common butterfly if you know where to look, but never 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.
These use the more simple forewing wing section. (See other listing for the more colorful hindwing)
One gorgeous real Oregon Swallowtail forewing.
Wing has a gorgeous epoxy resin finish on each side.
Choice of 18 inch and 1 mm thick, or 22 inch and 2 mm thick sterling silver plated snake chain
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