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Black Swallowtail ♂

Papilio polyxenes


Relatively common butterfly native to a large portion of the United States but still a lovely find.


Found in woodlands and in open meadows. Host plants include many herbs like parsley and wild carrot.


First specimen I've found this year. It was extremely hot for May, about 90 F. This one bumped into me. A much larger female was seen later. Probably twice as big as this little male.

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LuckyLogan 9 years ago

Thanks outsidegirl and Fyn! It was a fun little find :)

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Nice spotting, Logan!

outsidegirl0 9 years ago

awesome Logan!

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Iowa, USA

Spotted on May 7, 2014
Submitted on May 7, 2014

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