Attributes of Parnassius clodius

Clodius Parnassian
Parnassius clodius Ménétriés, 1857

Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Parnassiinae
Identification: Upper surface of forewing cell with 3 dark gray bars. Front wing has no red spots. Upper surface of hindwing with 2 red spots; female usually has red anal bar. Mated females have large, white keeled pouch (sphragis) at end of abdomen.
Wing Span: 2 - 2 1/2 inches (50 - 62 mm).
Life History: Males patrol habitat to find females; after mating they attach a pouch to female to prevent multiple matings. Females lay single eggs scattered on the host plant. Caterpillars feed at night at the base of host plant and pupate in a loose silk cocoon above ground. Overwintering is by the egg stage.
Flight: One flight in June - July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Bleeding heart family (Fumariaceae) including Dicentra uniflora, D. formosa, and D. pauciflora.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Open woods, alpine areas, meadows and rock outcrops.
Range: Western Canada and western United States.
Conservation: Subspecies strohbeeni from California's Santa Cruz Mountains is extinct.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None noted.
Taxonomy Notes:

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July 29, 2016 Bixia Alpine County, California, United States September 05, 2016 Details
July 15, 2016 Sue Orlowski Spokane County, Washington, United States August 18, 2016 Details
June 29, 2016 Sue Orlowski Spokane County, Washington, United States July 05, 2016 Details
June 06, 2016 altairpilot King County, Washington, United States June 23, 2016 Details
June 03, 2016 altairpilot King County, Washington, United States June 23, 2016 Details
July 12, 2012 4oclockwatch Clallam County, Washington, United States February 27, 2016 Details
July 06, 2015 PDunwiddie Snohomish County, Washington, United States August 27, 2015 Details
July 08, 2015 Sue Orlowski Spokane County, Washington, United States July 24, 2015 Details
June 02, 2015 davidg111 Thurston County, Washington, United States July 24, 2015 Details
July 02, 2015 randimal Clallam County, Washington, United States July 23, 2015 Details
July 02, 2015 chrisbenston26 Thurston County, Washington, United States July 22, 2015 Details
July 13, 2015 kerupp Clatsop County, Oregon, United States July 17, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 John Avila Clackamas County, Oregon, United States July 13, 2015 Details
July 03, 2015 Drmckenney Whatcom County, Washington, United States July 11, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 neilds37 King County, Washington, United States June 11, 2015 Details
May 25, 2013 pcastrovillo Idaho County, Idaho, United States March 09, 2015 Details
July 13, 2014 carterkat Clallam County, Washington, United States August 27, 2014 Details
August 02, 2014 Bixia Alpine County, California, United States August 09, 2014 Details
July 27, 2014 Bixia Alpine County, California, United States August 02, 2014 Details
July 15, 2014 kniama07 Thurston County, Washington, United States July 22, 2014 Details
July 12, 2014 ypbgolf British Columbia, Canada July 19, 2014 Details
July 15, 2014 adakaia Thurston County, Washington, United States July 16, 2014 Details
June 21, 2014 randimal Thurston County, Washington, United States June 29, 2014 Details
June 05, 2014 JDreimiller Snohomish County, Washington, United States June 15, 2014 Details
June 05, 2014 JDreimiller Snohomish County, Washington, United States June 09, 2014 Details
May 25, 2014 Briez Lane County, Oregon, United States May 26, 2014 Details
June 22, 2013 icosahedron Madera County, California, United States January 07, 2014 Details
June 22, 2013 icosahedron Madera County, California, United States January 07, 2014 Details
August 02, 2013 letsgomoe Madison County, Montana, United States October 21, 2013 Details
August 12, 2013 jamesheintz1 Pierce County, Washington, United States September 14, 2013 Details
June 11, 2013 leviclow Coos County, Oregon, United States August 24, 2013 Details
August 04, 2013 jamesheintz1 Chelan County, Washington, United States August 11, 2013 Details
July 29, 2013 jamesheintz1 Skagit County, Washington, United States August 10, 2013 Details
July 22, 2013 PDunwiddie Snohomish County, Washington, United States July 31, 2013 Details
July 22, 2013 PDunwiddie Snohomish County, Washington, United States July 31, 2013 Details
June 13, 2013 cordesign1 Sierra County, California, United States June 24, 2013 Details
July 10, 2010 sandyleapt Tillamook County, Oregon, United States April 30, 2013 Details
July 09, 2011 Ethan Hall Salt Lake County, Utah, United States December 20, 2012 Details
August 25, 2012 John Barry King County, Washington, United States August 27, 2012 Details
August 19, 2012 PDunwiddie Whatcom County, Washington, United States August 25, 2012 Details
July 27, 2012 goody2230 Spokane County, Washington, United States August 01, 2012 Details
July 22, 2012 plex1ppus Spokane County, Washington, United States July 24, 2012 Details
July 14, 2012 PDunwiddie Kittitas County, Washington, United States July 17, 2012 Details
July 04, 2012 June_James Trinity County, California, United States July 15, 2012 Details
June 12, 2012 amdurso Cache County, Utah, United States July 01, 2012 Details
July 23, 2006 wildmaven Skamania County, Washington, United States June 12, 2012 Details
July 02, 2011 legacy.reporter (Paul Thompson) Tuolumne County, California, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 09, 2011 dspicer Duchesne County, Utah, United States October 17, 2011 Details
July 12, 2007 mgiffen Modoc County, California, United States September 04, 2011 Details
August 13, 2011 davidwdroppers Skagit County, Washington, United States August 14, 2011 Details