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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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What

Mariposa cometa negra Papilio polyxenes

Observer

danielafyf

Date

December 11, 2014

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What

Mariposa cometa negra Papilio polyxenes

Date

the past

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What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

alkriner

Date

July 18, 2014

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What

Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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heatherrainbow

Date

July 27, 2013 06:16 PM EDT

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Observer

happymoose

Date

June 26, 2013

Description

Papilio polyxenes asterius found on a Purple Cone Flower in a garden.

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Observer

dannywolf

Date

February 22, 2015

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What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

keimwj

Date

July 29, 2014 11:41 AM EDT

Description

29 Jul 2014.
Pine Run Reservoir, Bucks Co, PA.
Male.
Found on Lythrum salicaria in a meadow next to a lake.

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

npollock66

Date

June 15, 2013

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What

Mariposa cometa negra Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

Observer

dionemariposas

Date

February 16, 2015

Description

Mariposa atigrada color negro y franjas y puntos amarillos en alas superiores (dorsal) alas inferiores con grecas azules, con 2 puntos rojo negro y amarillo cerca de los apices alares.
Vista ventral color negro con grecas naranjas azul y amarillo, color de cuerpo amarillo con rallas negras, abdomen abultado lo que infiere una hembra envergadura alar de aproximadamente 10 centimetros.El especimen fue recolectado en el ultimo instar en el area rural de la localidad.

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

trlucas1138

Date

July 27, 2014 07:59 AM EDT

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

Observer

annikaml

Date

January 9, 2015 03:15 PM CST

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What

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

Date

January 12, 2015 04:13 PM EST
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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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