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Polydamas Swallowtail Butterfly

The Polydamas Swallowtail (Battus polydamas) is black above with a large submarginal yellow band. It has no tails as does the typical swallowtail.

It ranges through the peninsula of Florida and the Florida Keys, as well as South Texas into Argentina. Rarely found north of these areas.

Wing spread: 3 1/2" -  4 1/2"

Host Plants: Pipevines

Polydamas Swallowtail Butterfly
Polydamas Swallowtail Butterfly

Polydamas Swallowtail Butterfly
Polydamas Swallowtail Butterfly

 

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