Our first sighting of the Great Swallowtail, I think
Location:  Clearwater, Florida
August 25, 2010 6:39 pm
This butterfly visited our papaya flowers last week and posed so beautifully, I had to take its photo. At first I thought it was a Schaus butterfly but the book I looked into said no.
Linda from Organic Living

Giant Swallowtail

Hi Linda,
You have photographed the largest butterfly in North America, the Giant Swallowtail,
Papolio cresphontes, which you may learn about on BugGuide.  To get a better idea of the subtly beautiful markings on the Giant Swallowtail’s wings, see this BugGuide image.

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