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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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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Date

July 24, 2013

Place

Caledon (Google, OSM)

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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snowgyre

Date

June 27, 2006

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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catabbott

Date

September 8, 2002

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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terryschiff

Date

August 28, 2014 10:55 AM UTC

Description

This egg was on a parsley plant next to a gardenia plant where I photographed the black swallowtail and where I later saw black swallowtail cats.

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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terryschiff

Date

July 17, 2015 03:28 PM EDT

Description

Cat on parsley

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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dkinto

Date

October 26, 2014 04:24 PM EDT

Place

Toronto (Google, OSM)

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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fm5050

Date

January 18, 2016 12:55 PM EST

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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nycticorax

Date

January 18, 2016 01:56 PM EST

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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gcwarbler

Date

June 15, 2010

Description

This early instar larva of Black Swallowtail was feeding on the flower heads of the endemic Cutleaf Daucosma, Daucosma laciniatum (Apiaceae), in the Post Oak Creek watershed of Balcones Canyonlands NWR.

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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jchinclassroom

Date

September 14, 2015 08:13 AM EDT

Description

The catterpilla

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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finatic

Date

December 26, 2015 11:50 AM PST

Description

Hidalgo County, Texas, US

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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sdz456

Date

June 23, 2015

Description

Caterpillar on Dill

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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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