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Pipevine Swallowtail

Battus philenor

Notes:

This native Black Swallowtail, Papilio polyxenes, is feeding on a non-native butterfly bush. Here's more from my Butterflies and Flutterbys album, chronicling the diversity in my yard: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=...

6 Comments

KerryHawkins
KerryHawkins 8 years ago

Beautiful butterfly. Lovely photos.

GaryStubblefield
GaryStubblefield 8 years ago

Hello neighbor, nice pics

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

Hi Lana, this is a beautiful series! I agree with Keith. This is a Pipevine Swallowtail.
You can compare with a Black Swallowtail here:
Black Swallowtail: http://bugguide.net/node/view/696115/bgi...
Pipevine Swallowtail: http://bugguide.net/node/view/446403/bgi...

MarybethRees
MarybethRees 8 years ago

Wow that is gorgeous!

Your collection is so lovely, Lana.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Wonderful series Lana :)

LanaSutton
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LanaSutton

Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Aug 25, 2012
Submitted on Dec 11, 2012

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