Oregon Swallowtail (Papilio machaon subsp. oregonius)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Papilionidae (pap-ill-lee-ON-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Papilio (pap-ILL-ee-oh) (Info)
Species: machaon subsp. oregonius

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Madras, Oregon
Magna, Utah

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On Dec 9, 2012, mrsroadrunner from Madras, OR wrote:

This is our Oregon state butterfly. Was one of the first four United States Post Office stamps of butterflies back in 1976. Bigger butterfly (2.5" x 4" respectively), and when they first hatch they are bright in color and there is a lot of them! Over a dozen on our zinnia flowers at one time here in Jefferson County Oregon in 2012.