Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

Giant Swallowtail

Papilio cresphontes

Description:

An adult's wingspan is about 100–160 mm (3.9–6.3 in). The body and wings are dark brown to black with yellow bands. There is a yellow eyespot in each wing's tail. The abdomen has bands of yellow along with the previously mentioned brown. Adults are quite similar to the adults of another Papilio species, P. thoas.

Habitat:

At the Beach of the Caribbean Sea, near Chuspa, Miranda, Venezuela.

Notes:

This was a very difficult butterfly to take pictures of!!! It flutters and flutters and flutters! It hardly stayed still for a second either flapping its wings or leaving for another flower! These were the best out of at least 60 pictures!!!

No species ID suggestions

Parroquia Caruao, Vargas, Venezuela

Lat: 10.62, Long: -66.32

Spotted on Jan 22, 2017
Submitted on Feb 4, 2017

Related spottings

The Common Mormon ♂ Lime butterfly Papilio machaon Old World Swallowtail

Nearby spottings

Yellow-headed Caracara Yellow-headed Caracara Shiny Cowbird Julia Heliconian