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    John Day Fossil Beds

    National Monument Oregon

Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, Millipedes

Image of a Melissa's blue butterfly.

These tiny Melissa's blue butterflies can be seen in the spring and early summer.

Butterfly Inventory (pdf)

Inventories of other insects found at the monument have yet to be completed

Did You Know?

Image of a cedar hairstreak butterfly

The wildflowers at the Painted Hills provide abundant sources of food for the monument's many butterfly species.