Medium
Photo © nsd722, all rights reserved
Hamilton, US-OH, US, NA
Public coordinates obscured by 10KM
Jun. 02, 2011 20:39:52 -0400
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Eastern Black Swallowtail - Photo (c) Lisa Brown, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
nsd722's ID: Eastern Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Posted by nsd722 over 3 years ago (Flag)
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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 3 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 3 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by kueda about 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 about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by maractwin over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Posted by kkluge about 1 year ago (Flag)
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Posted by john8 25 days ago (Flag)
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Identification Summary

Eastern Black Swallowtail - Photo (c) Lisa Brown, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
nsd722's ID: Eastern 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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Community-supported ID? Yes
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