Papilio polyxenes Fabricius, Female lays eggs singly on leaves and flowers of the host, which are then eaten by hatching larvae. Hibernates as a. The black swallowtail has a wingspan of inches. The uppersides of its wings are dark blue to black with rows of yellow spots along the edges of its hindwings and forewings. The black swallowtail caterpillar feeds on many different plants in the Apiaceae, or carrot family. Papilio polyxenes - male Contributed by Heidi Eaton on 7 June, - 58pm In Teller County you can also get dark form Baird's Swallowtail Papilio.
Black Swallowtail - Papilio polyxenes - female. Copyright I am confident in this ID based on info in Glassberg's guide and here on Bugguide, but would welcome comments. Beautiful Contributed by Heidi Eaton on 6 July, - pm. is rare in the Florida Keys, and records from the Keys are Male black swallowtails, Papilio polyxenes Fabricius, are .. eton, NJ: Princeton University Press. The Black Swallowtail, Papilio polyxenes, a common species When they are small, Black Swallowtail larvae mimic bird droppings in color.
Papilio cresphontes The giant swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes) is the largest butterfly in North America. It is Kaufman, Kenn; Eaton, Eric R. (). .. Black swallowtail, Papilio polyxenes, chrysalis Swallowtails are the largest butterflies. Black Swallowtail Butterfly – Papilio polyxenes Black Swallowtails are attracted to parsley and carrot plants, and take nectar at various flowers including phlox. These differences are to some extent reflected in the overall markedly different Peterson () and Eaton () for Manduca sexta (= Protoparce carolina auct .) Kuwana () for Bombyx, Hillemann () for Papilio polyxenes, Libby.