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    • Eastern Black Swallowtail
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    • Papilio polyxenes
  • Spanish
    • Mariposa cometa negra

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What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

annikaml

Date

January 9, 2015 03:15 PM CST

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

Date

January 12, 2015 04:13 PM EST

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Observer

hawkilitle

Date

May 12, 2014

Description

Stripping the fennel for an afternoon snack.

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What

Desert Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. coloro

Observer

arobin30

Date

February 20, 1977

Description

Pinto Wye, JOTR 18823.

Photo by Robb Hannawacker

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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joshualincoln

Date

April 26, 2014

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cyncynm

Date

September 27, 2014

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Mariposa cometa negra Papilio polyxenes

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negronahual

Date

December 6, 2014

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Mariposa cometa negra Papilio polyxenes

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negronahual

Date

December 6, 2014

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Mariposa cometa negra Papilio polyxenes

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negronahual

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December 6, 2014

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Mariposa cometa negra Papilio polyxenes

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negronahual

Date

December 6, 2014

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Mariposa cometa negra Papilio polyxenes

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negronahual

Date

December 6, 2014

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Mariposa cometa negra Papilio polyxenes

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negronahual

Date

December 6, 2014
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Description from Wikipedia

The (eastern) black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes), also called the American swallowtail or parsnip swallowtail, is a butterfly found throughout much of North America. It is the state butterfly of Oklahoma. An extremely similar-appearing species, Papilio joanae, occurs in the Ozark Mountains region, but it appears to be closely related to Papilio machaon, rather than P. polyxenes. The species is named after a figure in Greek mythology, Polyxena (pron.: /pəˈlɪksɨnə/; Greek: Πολυξένη) who was the youngest daughter...

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