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

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Recent observations

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sanguinaria33

Date

July 23, 2014 12:49 PM CDT

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What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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treichard

Date

July 22, 2014 01:56 PM EDT

Description

Black Swallowtail female

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black swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

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treichard

Date

July 22, 2014 01:56 PM EDT

Description

Black Swallowtail female

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black swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

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bheitzman

Date

July 21, 2014 06:11 PM EDT

Description

fresh wings

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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paulroose

Date

July 18, 2014

Place

DeWitt, MI (Google, OSM)

Description

Near Grove and Pratt roads

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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mhudson26

Date

July 18, 2014

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Mariposa cometa negra Papilio polyxenes

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poncho

Date

July 19, 2014

Place

Xochimilco (Google, OSM)

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

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goldeagle60

Date

July 17, 2014

Description

Large black Swallowtail butterfly, with a row of yellow spots following the trailing edge of the hindwing.

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goldeagle60

Date

July 19, 2014

Description

Large black butterfly. It had large blue sections on the hind wings.

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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kpmcfarland

Date

July 19, 2014 12:24 PM EDT

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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aaroncarlson

Date

July 19, 2014 02:18 PM CDT

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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geniegreenie

Date

July 19, 2014 10:21 AM EDT
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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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