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Black Swallowtail

Papilio polyxenes


JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

I'm sorry, I had a bad reference

ForestDragon 6 years ago

Nice find! The color pattern on the body and wings are consistent with a female Black Swallowtail.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtails do not have the yellow spotting on the body or the large amount of yellow on black around the blue on the hind wings and on the forwings.

Please check out the whole page of the link I provided. There are comparisons to many similar looking butterflies, as well as more images of the Black Swallowtails.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Spotted on May 3, 2015
Submitted on May 23, 2015

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