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

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Recent observations

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What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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bheitzman

Date

August 27, 2014

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justin_guyer

Date

August 26, 2014

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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francisco3

Date

August 26, 2014 02:04 PM HST

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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tomburst

Date

August 24, 2014 06:15 PM EDT

Description

On parsley.

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What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

Observer

evergreenfir

Date

August 24, 2014 04:35 PM EDT

Description

Found two on dillweed plant growing with tomato plant in container behind house. IDing with best guess based on internet searches.

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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bvanderweide

Date

July 18, 2014 10:54 AM CDT

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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rwp84

Date

August 19, 2014

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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mcpd_biologist

Date

August 19, 2014

Description

crossing path through wetland

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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maractwin

Date

August 18, 2014 01:30 PM EDT

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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adrianj

Date

August 16, 2014 01:20 PM CDT

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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rebelgirl73

Date

August 17, 2014

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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zcota

Date

August 2, 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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