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Oregon State Insect:

Oregon swallowtail butterfly - click to see all state insects
Photo © Fred Bentler: Oregon Swallowtail Butterfly (used by permission).
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Oregon Swallowtail Butterfly

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The Oregon swallowtail butterfly (Papilio oregonius) was designated as Oregon’s official state insect in 1979. This strikingly beautiful butterfly is a true native of the Northwest.

Oregon Swallowtail butterfly on postage stamp - click to see all insect symbols
U.S. postage stamp featuring the Oregon Swallowtail butterfly
(public domain image on Wikipedia). See All State Insects.

The Oregon Swallowtail butterfly can be seen in the lower sagebrush canyons of the Columbia River and its tributaries, including the Snake River drainage.

Source:
State Symbols: Oregon Blue Book
Links:
Oregon Swallowtail Butterfly: www.bentler.us
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