Swallowtail

Joined: September 6th, 2009, 11:45 pm

August 9th, 2018, 2:27 pm #1

Howdy,

This beauty flew near me while I had my phone in hand. I was going to call the thread block swallowtail, but after reading threads on this site I realize that there is no simple name for a butterfly such as color + butterfly.

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Ken
Central NJ
usda zone 6b
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Joined: May 18th, 2013, 9:33 pm

August 9th, 2018, 3:53 pm #2

The double yellow row of spots usually indicates male black swallowtail according to the link Bud kindly presented.  Those seem to be the most common in my yard, at least lately.
Steve W.
Martinsville IN.
Zone 6
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Joined: September 6th, 2009, 11:45 pm

August 10th, 2018, 1:01 am #3

Thanks Steve, so it is a black swallowtail. :).

I will be checking out Buds info

Ken
Central NJ
usda zone 6b
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Joined: June 21st, 2017, 12:59 am

August 10th, 2018, 5:09 am #4

Hi Ken, in case you didn't find the link that Bud provided here it is again:

http://louisiananaturalist.blogspot.com ... tails.html
Carol Trego
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA
Zone 6b
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