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

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Recent observations

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Observer

justgwyn

Date

September 14, 2014 05:52 PM EDT

Description

Young larvae feeding on bronze fennel.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

molanic

Date

August 16, 2013 01:12 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Male Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

gparkins

Date

September 12, 2014 10:39 AM EDT

Description

On Zizea aurea in the welcome Garden

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

metasilk

Date

September 11, 2014 03:35 PM EDT

Description

Seen on rocks bordering driveway / lawn

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

molanic

Date

June 23, 2014 02:36 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Papilio polyxenes - Black Swallowtail Caterpillar on Rue

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

molanic

Date

June 23, 2014 02:38 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Papilio polyxenes - Black Swallowtail Caterpillar on Rue

Photos / Sounds

P1050536

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

molanic

Date

July 22, 2014 02:34 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Papilio polyxenes - Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Photos / Sounds

P1050108

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

molanic

Date

July 8, 2014 01:04 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Papilio polyxenes - Male Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

mgrosselet

Date

September 9, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Date

September 8, 2014 12:55 PM CDT

Description

Eastern black swallowtail?

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Date

September 7, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

ebriggs

Date

August 31, 2014

Description

Caterpillars feed on plants in the carrot family including dill, parsley, and Queen Anne's Lace.

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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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