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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 9 years ago

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

annorion 9 years ago

beautiful colors!

MickGrant 9 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 9 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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