Ella's Garden Butterflies of The World: Eastern Black Swallowtail, Papilio polyxenes

Common Name: Eastern Black Swallowtail

Genus: Papilio

Species: polyxenes

Identifying Characteristics of Male: Color is blue-black with yellow spots on wings, hind wings have yellow band with a blue cloud underneath, more yellow coloring than female

Identifying Characteristics of Female: Color is blue-black with yellow spots, has ablue band with a row of yellow dots above, females have more blue than males

Larvae Identifying Marks: Is a bright green leaf color, with bands of white and black, yellow spots that blend into the bands

Other Characteristics: Papilionidae

Egg Color
Yellow

Larvae Host Plants
Carrots
Dill
Fennel
Parsley
Queen Anne's Lace

Adult Nectar Plants
Echinacea - Purple Conflowers
Milkweed
Red Clover
Thistles

Months in Flight
March
April
May
June
July
August
September

Habitats
Gardens
Marshes
Meadows
Roadsides
Stream and Pond Banks

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