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    • Black Swallowtail
  • French
    • papillon du céleri
  • Scientific Names
    • Papilio polyxenes
  • Spanish
    • Mariposa cometa negra

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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bette2

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July 29, 2015 11:37 AM PDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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treichard

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July 16, 2015 06:06 PM EDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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gaudettelaura

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July 23, 2015

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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susanelliott

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July 28, 2015

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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cooksterz

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May 17, 2015

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Black Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar Papilio polyxenesSpotted them in garden 5.17.2015, munching the old dill. They can eat all the Dill they want and hope to see them get to Pupa stage and emerge.

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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lakekoshare

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July 27, 2015

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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greglasley

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July 27, 2015

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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ephraimz

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July 26, 2015 05:37 PM EDT

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

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kroggenkamp

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July 26, 2015 05:50 PM EDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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botanygirl

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July 18, 2015 11:49 AM EDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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botanygirl

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August 16, 2014 10:34 AM EDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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treichard

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July 25, 2015 11:59 AM EDT

Description

Black Swallowtail

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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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