Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Photo#33939
Black swallowtail, collage of metamorphosis, 3 stages - Papilio polyxenes - male

Black swallowtail, collage of metamorphosis, 3 stages - Papilio polyxenes - Male
Roswell, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
The first image was taken on June 22; the pupa formed July 2; and the butterfly emerged on July 12, 2005

Moved
Moved from Black Swallowtail.

 
Papilio polyxenes asterias
Thanks, David.

Used glossary
This is used on the metamorphosis entry in the glossary--a really nice addition, thanks!

 
metamorphosis
I'm honored. Thank you.

Interestingly enough, on this very day, I coincidentally posted this same image to a thread on a Flickr group I co-administer called Super Eco. The thread discusses home gardening:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/supereco/discuss/72157614116840570/#comment72157614070305841

Very nice,
and it looks like a male.

 
spotbands
Yes, it's a male. The spotbands on male Black swallowtails are wider than those on the females.

 
Moving to Black Swallowtail page
this is a really nice addition.

 
nice addition
Thank you! It was fun watching it develop over time.