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Black Swallowtail-Male
20-JUL-2007 Click pic to return to gallery

Black Swallowtail-Male

Papilio polyxenes

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Mary Ellen 05-Jun-2014 22:28
A Black SwallowTail Butterfly landed on my Ficus tree this morning. I have never seen a butterfly so large. It is about 4 - 5 inches wide and so beautiful. It seemed to attach itself to the leave and didn't budge when I creeped up close to take a picture. You can see this beautiful picture on my facebook page.
Dar Normand 30-May-2014 21:45
Oh my, I have thirteen on my parsley. They have been eating for a week now. We're watching and hoping red birds don't find them. Have them nesting nearby along with 3 nests of house finches...
Guest 18-Sep-2010 13:56
my catpiller was a male, and nice butterfly!
Joyce 13-Sep-2008 04:50
After the swallow tail becomes a butterfly, what type of plant would it lay its eggs on and how long does it take from catterpillar to full butterfly? I live in the Chicago area
and was concerned about cold weather setting in.
Thank you.
Yi Feng24-Jul-2007 01:41
Beautiful color and detail! V