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Hamilton, US-OH, US, NA
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Black Swallowtail - Photo (c) Robb Hannawacker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
nsd722's ID: Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Posted by nsd722 about 4 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 about 4 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 over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by kueda over 3 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 over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by maractwin about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by kkluge almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by john8 8 months ago (Flag)
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Black Swallowtail - Photo (c) Robb Hannawacker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-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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Pipevine Swallowtail - Photo (c) Ronnie Pitman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
loarie's ID: Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

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Community-supported ID? Yes
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2 people disagree
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Photos or sounds? Yes
Is the organism wild/naturalized? Unknown
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