Swallowtails: Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes
|Size:||Wingspan ranges from 3.25" - 4.25"|
|Habitat:||Open areas, fields, marshes|
|Flight Period:||May to September|
|Larval Host Plant:||Queen Anne's lace, parsley, rue|
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Dorsal view of a male. Notice the large yellow spot bands which are much more pronounced than the female.
Ventral view. Note that the hindwing median orange spot-band is complete unlike those of the Spicebush Swallowtail.