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Palamedes Swallowtails (Papilio palamedes) really going for this pine lily...

Palamedes Swallowtails (Papilio palamedes) really going for this pine lily.

Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)  - The undersides are also similar to other dark swallowtails, with two bands of orange spots like dark form Eastern Tiger Swallotail, but unlike Pipevine Swallowtail, which has one. The thing to look for is on the inside band — the third spot is replaced by a blue dash. This is much easier to see from a photo than when the butterfly is on the wing!

Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus) - The undersides are also similar to other dark swallowtails, with two bands of orange spots like dark form Eastern Tiger Swallotail, but unlike Pipevine Swallowtail, which has one. The thing to look for is on the inside band — the third spot is replaced by a blue dash. This is much easier to see from a photo than when the butterfly is on the wing!

Here are two Giant swallowtails mating ( let's give them privacy)

Here are two Giant swallowtails mating ( let's give them privacy)

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Butterfly - Canadian Tiger Swallowtail - bright yellow with broad black stripes with some distinct orange and blue spots on hindwings - long tail. Males and females are nearly identical.

Butterfly - Zebra Swallowtail - forewings are white with black stripes and triangular-shaped; hindwings have a long tail.  The hind-wings are similar to the forewing - but with a red stripe bordered by black. The sexes are nearly alike...

Butterfly - Zebra Swallowtail - forewings are white with black stripes and triangular-shaped; hindwings have a long tail. The hind-wings are similar to the forewing - but with a red stripe bordered by black. The sexes are nearly alike.

Monarch Butterfly

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Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes) - An Eastern Coast Butterfly - When seen, the yellow stripe on the underside makes it easy to identify. This one is using its long proboscis to sip nectar from a Pine Lily (Lilium catesbaei).

Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes) - An Eastern Coast Butterfly - When seen, the yellow stripe on the underside makes it easy to identify. This one is using its long proboscis to sip nectar from a Pine Lily (Lilium catesbaei).

Rice Paper butterfly

Rice Paper butterfly

A 'Pipevine Swallowtail'   on Gooseneck Loosetrife...

Pipevine on Gooseneck Loosetrife

Same Mating Pair - Black Swallowtails  (Papilio polyxenes) - On the dorsal (top) side, the male (bottom) is more boldly patterned with yellow, while the female has more blue (mostly hidden in this photo)...

Same Mating Pair - Black Swallowtails (Papilio polyxenes) - On the dorsal (top) side, the male (bottom) is more boldly patterned with yellow, while the female has more blue (mostly hidden in this photo).

Dark-form Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - The undersides are also similar to other dark swallowtails, with two bands of orange spots like Spicebush Swallotail, but unlike Pipevine Swallowtail, which has one. The thing to look for is on the inside band — it's not as strong as the outside band and the third spot is not replaced by a blue dash, as it is on Spicebush. This is much easier to see from a photo than when the butterfly is on the wing!

Dark-form Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - The undersides are also similar to other dark swallowtails, with two bands of orange spots like Spicebush Swallotail, but unlike Pipevine Swallowtail, which has one. The thing to look for is on the inside band — it's not as strong as the outside band and the third spot is not replaced by a blue dash, as it is on Spicebush. This is much easier to see from a photo than when the butterfly is on the wing!

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