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Eastern Giant Swallowtail

Papilio cresphontes

Description:

The largest butterfly in North America. Has a wingspan of 10-16 cm.

Habitat:

Found in various areas throughout North America but particularly in the South and in the East.

Notes:

My mom in law took this pic with her cell phone and sent it to me. She said it was huge.

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2 Comments

ReannaDee
ReannaDee 9 years ago

Thanks so much Amber. =)

AmberLundeen
AmberLundeen 9 years ago
ReannaDee
Spotted by
ReannaDee

Harrison, Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Jul 31, 2011
Submitted on Jul 31, 2011

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