Oregon Swallowtail Resin Earrings -- Papilio machaon oregonius
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 hundreds on our farm each summer.
- Choose ventral or dorsal side hindwing, in full wing or teardrop cut.
- 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.