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Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Black Swallowtail


Papilio polyxenes
Above: Black, with twin rows of yellowish spots on each wing. These markings are best defined in the male. Below: two rows of orange spots, and a yellow/orange hindwing cell spot, just to the inside of the submarginal band (orange colored in the top photo, this spot may be yellow or whitish).
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail


Papilio canadensis
Above: bright yellow with broad black stripes; females are nearly identical to the males. Below: similar to the top side, mainly yellow background with bold black stripes.
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail


Papilio glaucus
Above: bright yellow with broad black stripes; females are dimorphic, some similar to the males and others are black with extensive blue scaling on the hind wings (photos 3 & 4; notice that you can see the tiger stripes on the third photo). Below: similar to the top side, mainly yellow background with bold black stripes; dark females have a shadow of the tiger patte. . . [more]
Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

Giant Swallowtail


Papilio cresphontes
Above: The largest Wisconsin butterfly with a wingspan that sometimes exceeds 5 inches. The upper wings are brownish with two bold yellow lines of spots that cross near the apex of the front wing, forming an “x”. Below: yellow with black veins and borders. The tail is spoon like with a yellow spot that can be seen from above or below.
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

Pipevine Swallowtail


Battus philenor
Above: black, with a strong blue-green iridescence, more pronounced in the male, and a row of white, submarginal spots on both wings. Below: very distinct submarginal row of orange spots, ringed with black, on an iridescent blue-green background.
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