Two Tailed Swallowtail Resin Earrings-- Papilio multicaudata
The second largest butterfly in North America. These are quite a sight!
This common, large butterfly, graces the dry desert regions in Eastern Washington and Oregon south into Mexico. The larvae feed on Chokecherry, and also ornamental Ash trees in city plantings.
There is one main late spring/early summer flight in Oregon, with a second smaller flight in mid-August.
We rear many of these each summer in Pendleton, Oregon. Neighbors kindly lend their chokecherry trees to raise caterpillars nearby.
- Hindwing only. Let us know if forewing or teardrop section is preferred.
- 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.