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    • Papilio polyxenes
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    • Mariposa cometa negra
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    • papillon du céleri
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    • Black Swallowtail

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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maractwin

Date

June 27, 2016 03:25 PM EDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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robberfly

Date

June 27, 2016

Description

Something called "Eastern Black Swallowtail" - I'm in the East...and this is a Black Swallowtail but...

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Date

June 27, 2016 08:25 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Three larvae observed on dill. 78F, partly sunny, humid.

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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cgritz

Date

June 27, 2016 10:18 AM CDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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aaroncarlson

Date

June 26, 2016 01:17 PM CDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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loriannkayaker

Date

September 22, 2013

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Desert Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. coloro

Date

May 14, 2016 02:22 PM PDT

Description

Seen on the Lost Horse Mine Trail

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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christinerobie

Date

June 26, 2016 11:24 AM CDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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krancmm

Date

June 24, 2016 03:30 PM CDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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ruvalcabam

Date

June 24, 2016 12:50 PM PDT

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

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asl5120

Date

June 24, 2016 05:02 PM CDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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connerprairie

Date

June 8, 2013

Description

Papilio polyxenes

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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 the figure in Greek mythology, Polyxena (pron.: /pəˈlɪksɨnə/; Greek: Πολυξένη), who was the youngest daughter...

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