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Black Swallowtail

Papilio polyxenes

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Meadows, fields, woodland edges, and gardens

Notes:

Observed feeding on Verbena bonariensis in gardens at Lantern Court, The Holden Arboretum, Lake County, Kirtland, OH

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1 Comment

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Nice spot!

Brian Parsons
Spotted by
Brian Parsons

Kirtland, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 10, 2012
Submitted on Jul 11, 2012

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