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  • Spanish
    • Mariposa cometa negra
  • English
    • Eastern Black Swallowtail
  • Scientific Names
    • Papilio polyxenes

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Recent observations

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Observer

lizmcc

Date

April 13, 2014

Description

Great big swallowtail caterpillar munching on some dill at blackshear community garden.

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What

Desert Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. coloro

Observer

taj

Date

April 5, 2014 10:07 AM PDT

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What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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naturenut

Date

April 12, 2014

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What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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andyk

Date

April 10, 2014 01:03 PM CDT

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What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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juancruzado

Date

April 5, 2014

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What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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naturenut

Date

April 7, 2014

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What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

sbkucera

Date

April 4, 2014

Place

Unimin (Google, OSM)

Description

This guy is pretty ragged (and still plugging on), so I'm not absolutely certain if I have identified correctly.

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israel_montiel

Date

April 5, 2014

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What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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sarahchinn

Date

March 27, 2014

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What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

calopteryx

Date

July 11, 2010

Description

4th and 3rd instars

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

corbanhemphill

Date

March 30, 2014

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P1210127

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

taogirl

Date

March 29, 2014

Description

Going after the same flowers as the White-lined Sphinx Moths

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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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