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Eastern Giant Swallowtail

Papilio cresphontes

Description:

An adults wingspan is about 100–160 mm (3.9–6.3 in).[2] The body and wings are dark brown to black with yellow bands. There is a yellow "eye" in each wing tail. The abdomen has bands of yellow along with the previously mentioned brown.

Notes:

Feeding from a Purple Coneflower.

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4 Comments

cmcdivit
cmcdivit 9 years ago

Thank you Dangermouse.

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 9 years ago

Beautiful shot!

cmcdivit
cmcdivit 9 years ago

Thanks Ashish!!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Giant Swallowtail

cmcdivit
Spotted by
cmcdivit

Indiana, USA

Spotted on Aug 3, 2011
Submitted on Aug 4, 2011

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