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

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Recent observations

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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yankechgary

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July 25, 2012

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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eglantinacanales

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December 24, 2016 01:21 AM CST

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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javigonz

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January 14, 2017 02:07 PM CST

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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judywelna

Date

August 25, 2015 11:28 AM EDT

Description

Black Swallowtail, m. - 8/25/15

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Desert Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. coloro

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varajuan

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May 4, 2013 12:37 PM MDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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May 5, 2012 12:42 PM CDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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joemdo

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July 5, 2016 09:04 AM EDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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January 11, 2017 02:06 PM CST

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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fyn_kynd

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May 31, 2013 11:34 AM EDT

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

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robvanepps

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June 8, 2013 04:49 PM EDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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inat7

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July 27, 2016 05:06 PM EDT

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

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oscarangel

Date

December 22, 2016 02:28 PM CST
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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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