Papilio cresphontes (Giant Swallowtail)
Papilio cresphontes, also called Giant Swallowtail is a . The first description was in 1777 by Cramer. The wingspan is about 9 – 10 cm. Papilio cresphontes is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is dark brown. Yellow bands and spots dominate the wings. The hind wings have tails.
Papilio cresphontes is primary a butterfly from the Neotropic ecozone (South America). But, you can also observe this butterfly in the South of USA (Nearctic ecozone).