Swallowtails
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Big, fancy, and pretty if not striking and bold, some eight species have been seen locally, and a ninth was seen at Concan once. The first six types shown here occur annually, the last two are rarities.


Two-tailed Swallowtail

Two-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata)



Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)


E. Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)


E. Tiger Swallowtails

Eastern Tiger Swallowtails (Papilio glaucus)


Black E. Tiger Swallowtail

Black form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)


Black E. Tiger Swallowtail

Black form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail


Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)


Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)


Larvae

Pipevine Swallowtail Larvae


Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)


Spicebush Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)


Ruby-spotted Swallowtail

Ruby-spotted Swallowtail at Utopia, November 20, 2007 (Papilio anchisiades)


Ruby-spotted Swallowtail

Ruby-spotted Swallowtail (Papilio anchisiades) at a lantana in Utopia. The first Uvalde Co. Record, on November 20, 2007. Often rarities that have travelled hundreds of miles are quite torn up.


ornythionswallowtail

Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion) Sept. 2006 in Utopia. At the Senior Center lantana... ANY patch can have the butterfly of the month, or year !!  Only a couple have been found in Uvalde Co..

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