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Swallowtail butterfly

Description:

Swallowtail butterfly, appeared mostly black with some blue spots on lower wings edges, and white spots on upper wing edges

Habitat:

Seen on mud patches at edge of Green River in Mammoth Cave National Park at site of Houchins Ferry crossing.

Notes:

Appeared to be drinking moisture or taking up minerals from the mud. There were numerous butterflies of many species doing the same thing.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Spicebush swallowtail
Papilio troilus Papilio troilus - Wikipedia


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Georgina3
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Georgina3

Brownsville, Kentucky, United States

Spotted on Aug 8, 2020
Submitted on Aug 9, 2020

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