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Eastern Giant Swallowtail

Papilio cresphontes


An adult's wingspan is about 100–160 mm (3.9–6.3 in).[2] 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.


Open areas; fields, meadows and parks where its larval hosts are found.

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PucaK 6 years ago
Giant Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes giant swallowtail - Papilio cresphontes Cramer

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Spotted on Aug 4, 2015
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