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

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Recent observations

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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huracan

Date

July 6, 2011

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What

Desert Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. coloro

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icosahedron

Date

March 24, 2015 10:33 AM PDT

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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taogirl

Date

March 23, 2015

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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hydaticus

Date

March 16, 2015

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joshualincoln

Date

March 11, 2015

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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karenkroesen

Date

May 20, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

The females oviposit (lay eggs) on plants in the Apiaceae family which include Parsley, Fennel, and Dill. Can anyone identify the plant in this picture?

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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lonnyholmes

Date

March 17, 2015 03:46 PM PDT

Description

Caterpillar

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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lonnyholmes

Date

March 17, 2015 03:52 PM PDT

Description

very small caterpillar instar of Black Swallowtail.

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Desert Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. coloro

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jaykeller

Date

March 14, 2015 02:22 PM PDT

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What

Black swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

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sargassum_

Date

February 22, 2015 12:07 PM CST

Description

Found right outside battleship monument by picnic table.

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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arnulfomoreno

Date

June 23, 2010

Description

Alimentándose en flores de Agapanthus

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

cgritz

Date

July 22, 2010

Description

Black? or is it an Anise? Swallowtail caterpillar with skipper

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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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