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Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Papilio polyxenes


This pretty creature shot in my Zinnia garden this morning - Black to blue-black above with blue cloud - cream - yellow spots and chevron rim wing above and below.


Open spaces including gardens, meadows and river banks. ( 1 mile away)

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MickGrant 12 years ago

Thanks I got quite excited hoping he or she wouldn't scoot too soon.

annorion 12 years ago

beautiful colors!

MickGrant 12 years ago

This chap was very busy and she didn't stay still - and its hot here 36c at 10.00 am.

The MnMs
The MnMs 12 years ago

Beautiful! Second pic I like the best :-)

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Hillsboro, Ohio, USA

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

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