Black Swallowtail butterfly – 5/28/23

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/28/23

Observation Time: 11:10 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Farm (TTOR)

Common Name: Black Swallowtail butterfly

Scientific Name: Papilio polyxenes

Comments: Black swallowtail butterflies look a lot like spicebush swallowtail butterflies. You can learn how to tell the difference between a black swallowtail and a spicebush swallowtail at:

There is also a good discussion of how to tell the differences among four black butterfly species at:

More Information: Butterflies and Moths of North America