Papilio indra Reakirt, 1866
Status: Uncommon/rare local resident
NENHP Ranking: S1S2, Tier2
Range: Inhabits mountainous regions of the western United States from northern Washington and Idaho south to southern California and east to extreme western South Dakota and Nebraska. In Nebraska it is restricted to a few Pine Ridge escarpments in extreme western Nebraska.
Larval Hostplant(s): Threadleaf Musineon (Musineon tenuifolium).
Broods/Flight Times: Double brooded in Nebraska with flight peaking in late May/early June and late July/early August.
Overwintering: In the pupal stage.
Habitat: In Nebraska Indra Swallowtails inhabit steep canyon lands where females lay eggs on hostplants growing on the side of or atop rocky escarpments.
Avg. Wingspan: 2 1/2 – 3 inches
Found at: Gilbert-Baker SWMA
Similar Species: None