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Black Swallowtail

Papilio polyxenes


Found in gardens, meadows, river courses, and other open habitats

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NRumbaugh 11 years ago

After doing some further digging through books and online I believe that the Black Swallowtail is the best match for what I saw. Interested it know what you are seeing or not seeing that make you think it is not a Black Swallowtail?

Also I don't believe that it is a Papilio multicaudata, the one I photographed does not have nearly enough yellow and it would be considerably far outside its natural range (SW PA).

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West Alexander, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on May 3, 2012
Submitted on May 3, 2012

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