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Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion)

Compare to Giant Swallowtail

Ornythion Swallowtail
(note yellow bands do not cross and wide black tails with no yellow)

Edinburg, Hidalgo Co., TX
May 8, 2007 (C Traylor)

(at Tenaza blooms)

Bentsen World Birding Center, Mission, Hidalgo Co., TX
July 8, 2007(G Quintanilla)


Ornythion Swallowtail
(Ornythion Swallowtail Caterpillar at Orange citrus tree. Formed Chrysalis on 10/31/06 and emerged on 02/07/07.
Resembles a bird dropping.. Also note it has more yellow than Giant Swallowtail )

San Isidro, Starr Co., TX
October, 2006 (C Traylor)


Ornythion Swallowtail

Rio Grande City, Starr Co., TX
October 21, 2006 (C Traylor)



(dark morph, nectaring on Senecio confusis)

Solar Drive, Mission, Hidalgo Co., TX
October 15, 2004 (G Quintanilla)


(nectaring in wild olive tree)

Courtyard in front of the Guerra Building, World Birding Center
Roma, Starr Co., TX - October 7, 2004 (L and B Cooper)


(dark morph female)

World Birding Center, Edinburg, Hidalgo Co., TX
ca. Nov 1, 2002 (J Booker)


El Caņon del Novillo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
May 22, 2002 (G Carter)

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