Black Swallowtail Butterfly

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Male Black Swallowtail Butterfly Photo
Female Black Swallowtail Picture
black butterfly with yellow and blue spots
butterfly laying eggs

Life Cycle of Butterflies

Picture of Black Swallowtail Egg
Black Swallowtail Caterpillar
Black Swallowtail Chrysalis
Black Swallowtail Emerging from Chrysalis

Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)

Family: Swallowtail (Papilionidae)

Subfamily: Swallowtail (Papilioninae)

Average Wingspan: 3 1/4" - 4 1/4"

Habitat: Open areas, hills, gardens

Similar To: Anise Swallowtail , Spicebush Swallowtail

Plants That Attract This Butterfly

* May not be available for purchase at your local nursery.

Note: Always check a plant's Hardiness Zone to make sure it will grow in your area. (What Is My Hardiness Zone?)

Where To Buy Plants

Butterfly Flight Range Map

Black Swallowtail Flight Range Map

Photo Credits:
Male (open wing) - Fred Miller
Male (closed wing) - Fred Miller
Female (open wing) - Fred Miller
Female (closed wing) - Patty Bigner
Laying eggs - Fred Miller
Egg - Fred Miller
Caterpillar - Fred Miller
Chrysalis - Fred Miller
Butterfly Emerging - Fred Miller

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