Swallowtail.

Swallowtail Butterflies

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The Swallowtails are beautiful butterflies, many of them are native to North America.

Swallowtail.

A swallowtail butterfly, in L’Amoreaux Park in Toronto.
I have previously identified this specimen as a spicebush swallowtail (Papilio troilus), but now I am convinced that it is a black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes).

I have seen this specimen in L’Amoreaux Park.

Swallowtail.

The coloration and shape of the Spicebush Swallowtail mimics another swallowtail butterfly the foul tasting Pipevine Swallowtail, yet the ones that seem to be really hard to tell apart are the Spicebush Swallowtail and the Black Swallowtail.

Swallowtail.

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Last updated: August 31, 2015

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