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    • Eastern Black Swallowtail
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    • Papilio polyxenes
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    • Mariposa cometa negra

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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

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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

Observer

negronahual

Date

December 6, 2014

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Observer

carlosramrez

Date

December 8, 2014 08:47 PM CST

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Date

December 7, 2014

Description

Periferia Presa Constitución 1917. San Juan del Río, Querétaro. Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos ITSJR

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eastern black swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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camelcreek

Date

August 3, 2014 12:04 AM EDT

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Brief description of what you observed

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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annikaml

Date

September 3, 2012 02:51 PM CDT

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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godricvt

Date

August 23, 2014

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Date

November 29, 2014

Description

Periferia Presa Constitución 1917. San Juan del Río Querétaro. Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos ITSJR.

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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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