Two Tailed Tiger Swallowtail chrysalis LIVE BUTTERFLY
Two Tailed Tiger Swallowtail chrysalis LIVE BUTTERFLY

Two Tailed Tiger Swallowtail chrysalis LIVE BUTTERFLY

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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 only to Oregon, Washington State, Idaho, Utah, and California USA

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.

Item Details:

  • You will receive one Two Tailed Swallowtail chrysalis, inspected for quality and weight before shipping.
  • Chrysalis is diapausing (sleeping through the winter for eclosion in SPRING 2021).  Keep in a cool place, and follow overwintering instructions at the end of November.
  • We guarantee shipping a live chrysalis.  Because this is a live animal, there are no other guarantees after shipment.
  • We recommend ordering two (2) or more chrysalids, as occasionally one won't make it through winter/fridge.  This is rare, but does occur in nature from time to time.

General Directions in spring, if the chrysalid is overwintered in the fridge:

  • Keep inside in a pop-up tent/rearing cage (also available on our site), on top of paper towel.
  • Mist every couple of days, as inside air is quite dry. 
  • Chrysalis should eclose (hatch) in 3-6 weeks.
  • Wild release
  • There are many resources and online groups to handle questions about live butterflies and pupae care.  Send us an email if you get stuck :)

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