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 thrives.
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 this species locally in Pendleton, Oregon. It's common to have a quarter of our garden dedicated to rearing Oregon Swallowtail caterpillars each summer!
Frames can have a single specimen, or as a larger frame in trios.
One or Three gorgeous real Oregon Swallowtail specimens
Pendleton, Oregon handmade poplar wood frame, sanded and stained, with a lifetime hand rubbed polyurethane finish
Double glass shadowbox for viewing the specimen from front and back
Sawtooth hanger on back for wall mounting
Laser engraving on back to show the uniqueness of this handmade item
Frame outside dimensions approximately 7.5 inches x 7.5 inches for single specimen, or 7.5 inches x 9.5 inches for three specimens.
Select from a dark or naturally stained wood frame
**Frames are on a special order basis. If not in immediate stock, they may take up to a fortnight to ship based on specimen availability. Specimens are rehydrated, spread, dehydrated, sealed into the frame with love, and shipped.