~ Oregon Swallowtail ~ Friday Flyers ~

Be it bird, bug, butterfly, leaf, or seed – if it is something from nature that’s in the air, it’s a Friday Flyer.

(Papilio oregonius, sometimes classified as Papilio machaon oregonius[1] or Papilio bairdii oregonius[2]) The adult Oregon swallowtail has a yellow abdomen with black lines. It has a wingspan of 2.5 inches (6.4 cm) to 4 inches (10 cm). Its wings have concave spots that are scalloped inwards with a reddish-orange eyespot along the lower border, similar to, but smaller than, the eyespot of the common Old World swallowtail. The yellow markings on the wings of the Oregon swallowtail are also brighter than the common swallowtail. It has a tail characteristic of all swallowtail butterflies. The caterpillar is black with yellow markings.[7][8]  (Wikipedia)

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