Two-Tailed Swallowtail Sterling Silver Necklace -- Papilio multicaudata
The second largest butterfly in North America. These are quite a sight!
This common, large butterfly, glides through the dry desert valleys of Eastern Washington and Oregon, and south into Mexico. The larvae feed on Chokecherry and ornamental Ash trees.
There is one main late spring/early summer flight in Oregon, with a second smaller flight in mid-August.
Sterling silver pendants use the more colorful hindwing section.