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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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Recent observations

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

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tavi

Date

June 3, 2016 04:17 PM EDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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randyshonkwiler

Date

August 23, 2016 12:25 PM CDT

Description

3 seen (2 m., 1 fem.)

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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randyshonkwiler

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August 23, 2016 11:32 AM CDT

Description

3 seen (2 m., 1 fem.).

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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randyshonkwiler

Date

August 23, 2016 07:44 AM CDT

Description

1 seen.

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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emilyhope_c

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August 25, 2016 12:37 PM MDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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danimal

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May 5, 2016 10:46 AM CDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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swampy

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August 24, 2016

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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ccremen42

Date

August 23, 2016 04:43 PM EDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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h2ddavis

Date

July 6, 2015 03:37 PM CDT

Description

This butterfly it was attracted to the red on my nephew shoe. It was not afraid of my nephew or son , in fact they were actually able to get it to stand on their hand by putting their finger in front of it

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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shaunmichael

Date

August 24, 2016 09:10 AM EDT

Description

On fennel

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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sandinista72

Date

August 24, 2016 07:23 AM CDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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lisa87

Date

August 23, 2016 04:20 PM EDT

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)
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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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