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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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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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krosenthal

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September 23, 2016 02:08 PM EDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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amzapp

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June 23, 2016 12:03 PM CDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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ehjalmarson

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August 29, 2015 02:37 PM CDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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godricvt

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September 4, 2016 01:06 PM EDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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awijker

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May 14, 2015 03:18 PM CEST

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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gaudettelaura

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May 19, 2012 05:29 PM EDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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josemartinez

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November 29, 2016 04:21 PM CST

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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mperdicas

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May 21, 2013 10:49 AM EDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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mperdicas

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July 16, 2012 12:59 AM EDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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judywelna

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June 13, 2016 01:19 PM EDT

Description

larva on parsley

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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August 22, 2012 03:10 PM EDT

Description

Female.

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

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charlsieshaver

Date

November 26, 2016 11:00 AM 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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