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Eastern Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

Papilio cresphontes

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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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2 Comments

Dex Bean
Dex Bean 6 years ago

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

KylieBannon
KylieBannon 6 years ago

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

Dex Bean
Spotted by
Dex Bean

Norfolk, Virginia, USA

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

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