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 proliferates.
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.
We raise hundreds on our farm each summer.
Choose dorsal (darker) and ventral (lighter) hindwing finished side. (Basically where the grommet looks cutest)
Wings have a gorgeous epoxy resin finish on each side.
Chain options: 18 or 24 inch Stainless Snake or Stainless Box Chain. 18 or 22 inch Sterling Plated Snake Chain. 18+1 inch Black Cord. 18 or 24 inch Full Sterling Silver Wheat Chain. See picture with chain options. All are pictured on Stainless Snake Chains.
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