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

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Recent observations

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What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

bioblogo

Date

April 25, 2015

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What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

laurelhusk

Date

May 27, 2015 12:30 PM EDT

Description

Attracted to the coriander and parsley, but it is a very windy day and it took a lot of work to stay fluttering around.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

laurenl

Date

August 9, 2013

Description

Caterpillar I found in my herb garden

Photos / Sounds

What

Mariposa cometa negra Papilio polyxenes

Date

May 26, 2015

Place

CBTis 165 (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mariposa cometa negra Papilio polyxenes

Observer

gonzalezii

Date

May 19, 2015 10:43 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

marvelliott

Date

May 24, 2015

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What

black swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

angieseltzer

Date

May 25, 2015 05:00 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

jaydubyah

Date

October 10, 2014

Description

Very large, black and yellow butterfly

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

lareine

Date

September 21, 2014

Description

Black swallowtail that emerged after caterpillar found on parsley pupated in plastic box on back porch

Tags

Photos / Sounds

P1560033

What

Eastern Blackswallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

Observer

taogirl

Date

May 15, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

javigonz

Date

November 2, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

krancmm

Date

May 17, 2015 06:42 PM CDT
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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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