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20-JUL-2007 Click pic to return to gallery

Black Swallowtail-Male

Papilio polyxenes

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Georgia 13-Sep-2015 21:25
We just released a male this morning. So pretty! It was a nice science lesson for our sons! My Mom found the catapillar on her parsley plant and she was almost as excited as the kids to see its outcome
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