Swallowtails: Palamedes Swallowtail Papilio palamedes
|Size:||Wingspan ranges from 4.5" - 5.13"|
|Habitat:||Cypress swamp, vagrant outside Pocomoke River area|
|Flight Period:||June, August to September|
|Larval Host Plant:||Red bay|
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The Palamedes Swallowtail is a large and black butterfly with post-median yellow bands on the upperside hindwing and forewing. They have a wonderfully slow and gliding flight.
Note the yellow stripe along the wing base and the post-median band of yellow-orange crescents on the ventral hindwing.