Oregon State Insect
In 1979 the Legislature designated the Oregon Swallowtail as Oregon's official insect. A true native of the Northwest, the Oregon Swallowtail is at home in the lower sagebrush canyons of the Columbia River and its tributaries, including the Snake River drainage. This strikingly beautiful butterfly, predominantly yellow, is a wary, strong flier not easily captured.
Courtesy of State of Oregon
Image by Art Explosion 600,000.