Alpine Swallowtail Resin Earrings -- Parnassius clodius or Parnassius smintheus
A common white butterfly with red hind-wing spots, and a frequent companion to hikers. It occupies mountain meadows and foothills where the caterpillar host plants are common. The larvae feed on plants in the bleeding heart family and stone crop.
Although part the swallowtail family, the adult lacks tails. In flight it may look like a common white butterfly initially, but the flight pattern is the same as any other swallowtail butterfly.
Unlike most swallowtails, this species lays eggs in summer near dried up host plants. The eggs overwinter, then hatch in spring with larvae feeding on young leaves.
- Choose hindwing or half butterfly. If forewing is preferred, just let us know.
- Wings have a gorgeous epoxy resin finish on each side.
- Very lightweight.
- For earrings, choose .925 Sterling Silver or hypoallergenic niobium earwires. Niobium is less shiny and contains no nickel. See picture.
- Made for you item. May take a week or so from order to shipping.