Black Swallowtail

Papilio polyxenes

Genus Papilio
Subfamily Swallowtails
Family Swallowtails
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Black Swallowtail

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Occurrence   Statewide - resident
Abundance Uncommon to quite common
Flight Period Mainly early May to late September)
Notes Seems to have noticeable plus and minus years
Overwintering Pupa
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Black Swallowtail

Photo by Fred Goodwin - 6/4/2002
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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Black Swallowtail

Photo by Fred Goodwin - 9/6/2002
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Male

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Black Swallowtail

Photo by Fred Goodwin - 9/21/2002
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Male

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Black Swallowtail

Photo © Marj Rines - 7/5/2002
Horn Pond Mountain, Woburn
Female

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Black Swallowtail

Photo © Marj Rines - 7/10/2002
Burlington
Male

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Black Swallowtail

Photo by Eleanor Solberg

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Black Swallowtail

Photo by Eleanor Solberg - 8/19/2001
Natick

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Black Swallowtail

Photo by Eleanor Solberg - 8/19/2001
Natick

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Black Swallowtail

Photo by Dave Small

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Black Swallowtail

Photo © Lesley Mattuchio - 8/1/2003
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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Black Swallowtail

Photo by Frank Model - 6/13/2004
Amherst
Oddly Marked

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Black Swallowtail

Photo by Frank Model - 7/16/2007
Great Blue Hill, Milton
Male

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Black Swallowtail

Photo by Frank Model - 7/21/2005
North Common Meadow, Petersham

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Black Swallowtail

Photo by Lori Draper - 2006
Johnson, VT

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Black Swallowtail

Photo by Barbara Spencer - 9/4/2007
Cummington
Late Instar Caterpillar

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Black Swallowtail

Photo by Barbara Spencer - 9/4/2007
Cummington
Early Instar Caterpillar

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