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

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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cwwood

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August 26, 2015 02:17 PM EDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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ggnoma

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September 3, 2015 07:17 PM EDT

Description

2 caterpillars

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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mjskinner

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July 17, 2009 10:53 AM MST

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Desert Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. coloro

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hannawacker

Date

March 19, 2007

Description

dying, hit by car.

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

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gcwarbler

Date

July 30, 2007

Description

Dark form female, nectaring on Cowpen Daisy.

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Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

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kvjohnson

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the past

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(Somewhere...)

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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elfaulkner

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August 28, 2015 11:15 AM EDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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cyric

Date

August 30, 2015 02:08 PM EDT

Description

A Black Swallowtail at Rocky Point.

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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ekabay

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August 30, 2015 10:47 AM EDT

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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coatlicue

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August 12, 2009

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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jthill

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August 29, 2015

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Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes

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charlie

Date

August 28, 2015 08:54 AM EDT

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(Somewhere...)

Description

This little one is in a jar now, eating goutweed. I found it on my fennel.

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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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