Papilio polyxenes (Black Swallowtail, Schwarzer Schwalbenschwanz, Machaon Noir)

Papilio polyxenes , also called Black Swallowtail or Schwarzer Schwalbenschwanz is a butterfly from Nearctic ecozone (North America). The first description was in 1775 by Fabricius. With a wingspan of 7.0 – 9.0 cm the Black Swallowtail is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is black with yellow and red spots.



Ecozone

The Black Swallowtail, Papilio polyxenes is from Nearctic ecozone (North America) and from Neotropic ecozone (South America), but its biggest distribution is in North America.

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