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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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What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

coachwhipbooks

Date

July 20, 2016

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Square

What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

marknenadov

Date

July 25, 2016 12:30 PM EDT

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What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

jfeinstein

Date

July 25, 2016 10:59 AM EDT

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Square

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

suzannehburke

Date

July 24, 2016 07:08 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Swallowtail near a friend's house; female eastern tiger swallowtail papilio glaucus?

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Square

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

Observer

jokurtz

Date

July 20, 2011 03:03 AM HST

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Square

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

Observer

jokurtz

Date

September 2, 2012 03:21 AM HST

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What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

Observer

jokurtz

Date

August 2, 2014 05:21 PM HST

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Square

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

Observer

jokurtz

Date

August 6, 2015 02:42 PM HST

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No photos or sounds

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

Observer

fhs

Date

July 24, 2016 08:11 AM EDT

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Square

What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Date

July 23, 2016 10:32 AM EDT

Description

Originally discovered on the Fennel plant in the garden.

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What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

Observer

ff1ina

Date

July 23, 2016 12:13 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillar on lovage (Levisticun officinale) plant.

Photos / Sounds

What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

ordoneznikki

Date

July 23, 2016 01:04 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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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