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Eastern Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

Papilio cresphontes


wingspan about 100–160 mm (3.9–6.3 in). The body and wings are dark brown to black with yellow bands. There is a yellow "eye" in each wing tail. The abdomen has bands of yellow along with the previously mentioned brown.


In the US, mostly in deciduous forest and citrus orchards. This one was seen at the Norfolk Botanical Garden butterfly garden area

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Dex Bean
Dex Bean 6 years ago

It's definitely pretty there! If you go, visit the butterfly house :D

KylieBannon 6 years ago

Beautiful. I'm going to have to go to this garden !

Dex Bean
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Dex Bean

Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 21, 2015
Submitted on Jun 27, 2015

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