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  • English
    • Black Swallowtail
  • French
    • papillon du céleri
  • Scientific Names
    • Papilio polyxenes
  • Spanish
    • Mariposa cometa negra

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

P1630846

What

eastern black swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

muir

Date

May 3, 2015 10:00 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

robberfly

Date

May 2, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

jmcalpin

Date

May 2, 2015 01:26 PM CDT

Description

First instar. Host plant is curly parsley.

Iphone app won't let me upload cropped pics. Will update photo when app is fixed.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

black swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

Observer

mchlfx

Date

May 1, 2015

Description

Guessing

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No photos or sounds

Date

January 25, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

robberfly

Date

April 30, 2015

Description

I'd seen this the day before new the High Bridge over the Pecos River. A lifer. But not till today a good enough shot...a thrill.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

susanelliott

Date

April 10, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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maractwin

Date

April 30, 2015 10:39 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

blubayou

Date

April 29, 2015 10:47 AM CDT

Description

This photo doesn't seem to match any in the guide books. I know it must be common. Thanks!

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

maractwin

Date

April 29, 2015 11:22 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

ericisley

Date

April 28, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

ericisley

Date

April 28, 2015
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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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