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    • Eastern Black Swallowtail
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    • Papilio polyxenes
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    • Mariposa cometa negra

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Recent observations

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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krancmm

Date

July 3, 2014 12:13 PM CDT

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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krancmm

Date

August 24, 2014 11:02 AM CDT

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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krancmm

Date

July 11, 2014

Description

Egg on Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'.

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black swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

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blubayou

Date

October 4, 2014 12:43 PM CDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

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thewayfarer21

Date

June 28, 2013

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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ecologyelise

Date

September 22, 2014

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fl, usa, leps

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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dnydick

Date

September 28, 2014 03:25 PM EDT

Description

Found on a tomato. Apparently there's a black larva variant in addition to the more usual green?

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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deuceace

Date

September 27, 2014 10:26 AM EDT

Description

Devouring some fennel

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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molanic

Date

June 22, 2012 02:28 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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yasingi

Date

September 14, 2014

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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rehb

Date

September 20, 2014 11:00 AM CDT

Description

Black Swallowtail on Lantana at Watterworth Park

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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sdferguson75

Date

September 18, 2014 01:16 PM CDT

Description

I brought several caterpillars inside to raise. This I'll be number 7 to release.

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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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