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A black-and-red spotted, white, tailless swallowitail.  It's black-and-white ringed antennas separate it from the similar Clodius Parnassian.


Prefers rocky outcrops, but can be found in many habitats in open mountain areas.

Flight Period

May to Aug., less time at any particular locality.

Caterpillar Foodplants

Stonecrops (Sedum)

Scientific Information

Scientific Name - Parnassius phoebus

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