Pale Swallowtail Teardrop Necklace -- Papilio eurymedon
This common black and white butterfly is sometimes mistaken for the Zebra Swallowtail of Eastern North America. However, it's size and coloration on closer examination really set it apart with hints of blue and red within the wing structures.
There is one spring/early summer flight in Oregon, where one can witness hundreds on male butterflies drinking water at mud puddles and springs in forest canyons. Larvae feed on a variety of trees, with Ceanothus preferred.
Pendants use the more colorful hindwing sections. (Forewing pendants available by special order.)
One gorgeous real Pale Swallowtail hindwing section, set in a teardrop pendant.
Teardrop Pendant dimensions 30 mm x 20 mm domed glass