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Two-Tailed Swallowtail -- Papilio multicaudata
***Overwintering pupae. Keep cool on a natural light cycle, and fridge per overwintering blog instructions at Thanksgiving.****Shipping to OR, WA, AZ, ID, CO, MT, UT, CA, NV, NM, WY, and TX.
The second largest butterfly in North America, and the largest in the Pacific Northwest. These are quite a sight!
Common in the dry desert regions in Eastern Washington and Oregon south into Mexico, the larvae feed on Chokecherry and also ornamental Ash trees.
There is one main late spring/early summer flight in Oregon, with a second smaller flight in mid-August.
General Directions in spring, if the chrysalid is overwintered in the fridge:
More in depth instructions and discussion: