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Two-tailed swallowtail

Papilio multicaudata

Habitat:

Austin, Texas. Along Barton Creek in the greenbelt just south of Barton Springs.

7 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

An interesting learning experience!

Anne
Anne 9 years ago

Wow! Did not notice the two tails until you pointed that out, Keith. Added a second, pretty blurry zoomed pic where you can see the extra tail on the left side. Thank to all three of you for helping me look closely at the variation among these species!

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 9 years ago

Just to complicate things, I'm nominating Two-tailed Swallowtail. It's in range. It's appearance better matches Two-tailed than Eastern or Western and it looks like it has a second tail on the left hind wing.

Anna24
Anna24 9 years ago

I went with Eastern Tiger Swallowtail only because Western is out of range.

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

I agree with Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Western is out of range.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Very nice!

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Hermosa!!!

Anne
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Anne

Austin, Texas, USA

Spotted on Mar 24, 2012
Submitted on Mar 26, 2012

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