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black swallowtail or American Swallowtail

Papilio polyxenes

Description:

spotted in my yard

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4 Comments

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 7 years ago

thanks Ali

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 7 years ago

Thanks Keith for the correct ID!

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 7 years ago

This is a Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes. It can be distinguished from the Spicebush Swallowtail by the orange spot with the black center on the inner margin of the hindwing, and the medial row of orange spots which is not broken by blue. This site offers a good comparison.

http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabambc/fra...

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

Wonderful!

SusanEllison
Spotted by
SusanEllison

Texas, USA

Spotted on Feb 23, 2013
Submitted on Feb 27, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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