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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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emckiernan

Date

July 23, 2014

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Square

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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zcota

Date

July 29, 2014

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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rwp84

Date

July 29, 2014

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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bog_marsh

Date

July 28, 2014

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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nvarvel

Date

July 18, 2014

Place

Gove L (Google, OSM)

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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mareastra

Date

July 27, 2014

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

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mcanlic

Date

July 26, 2014

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black swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

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charlesr

Date

July 24, 2014

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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godricvt

Date

July 24, 2014

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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geniegreenie

Date

July 24, 2014 03:30 PM EDT

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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sanguinaria33

Date

July 23, 2014 12:49 PM CDT

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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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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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