Photo Index
Animal Index
Lepidoptera Index
Papilio Index

views of Sharkbytes' photos
Papilio polyxenes,
Black Swallowtail

Family Lepidoptera
black swallowtail

Black Swallowtail , Mason County, MI, May 2012
note two rows of yellow spots on hind wing. Very similar to pipe vine swallowtail and palamedes swallowtail, but they do not have the distinct inner row of spots on the hind wing.

Permissions: all photos may be freely linked to with credit given to Sharkbytes (J.H. Young),
contact me at to purchase higher resolution copies
Link for Forums
Other Papilio
female tiger swallowtail

Other Photos

Other Lepidoptera
American dagger moth

common buckeye