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Large Swallowtail with black wings with orange, blue, and yellow tan markings. Males have a two bands of yellow tan markings near edge of wings. Black Swallowtail is one of our common swallowtails and adults nectar on a wide variety of plant species. Larvae feed exclusively on members of the Parsley family.
Meadows, fields, woodland edges, and gardens
Observed feeding on Verbena bonariensis in gardens at Lantern Court, The Holden Arboretum, Lake County, Kirtland, OH
Spotted on Jul 10, 2012
Submitted on Jul 11, 2012