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Black Swallowtail - Photo (c) D. Gordon E. Robertson, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
nsd722's ID: Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Posted by nsd722 over 5 years ago (Flag)
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Pipevine Swallowtail - Photo (c) Ronnie Pitman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
loarie's ID: Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

I'm not an expert in these guys, but since there's no yellow on the top of the wing, I think Pipevine sallowtail is a better match.

Posted by loarie over 5 years ago (Flag)
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Ok, I was going to agree it was a female Black Swallowtail based on Kaufman, but now that I've checkout the excellent comparison info on BugGuide, I think this is actually a dark morph Eastern Tiger: very blue hind wings, no sign of yellow median spots on the hindwing. Too much spotting for a Pipevine, I think.

Posted by kueda about 5 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by kueda about 5 years ago (Flag)
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Also the lack of markings near the head and the general pattern make me agree with Kueda...beautiful bug...great shot.

Posted by jawinget about 5 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by maractwin over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by kkluge about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by john8 about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by loarie about 1 year ago (Flag)
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Black Swallowtail - Photo (c) D. Gordon E. Robertson, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
nsd722's ID: Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - Photo (c) Ken Slade, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
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