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Eastern Black tiger swallowtail?? - Papilio cresphontes

Eastern Black tiger swallowtail?? - Papilio cresphontes
Madison, Alabama, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Size: huge
I'm thinking this is a eastern black tiger swallowtail. Can someone with more knowledge confirm this????

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Moved from ID Request.

Giant Swallowtail - Papilio cresphontes
An old-time pest of citrus in the south, the larvae mostly feed on prickly ash in the northern states and I even caught them regularly in central Michigan as a kid.

unique markings
The horizontal row of yellow spots across both forewings that you see when the wings are spread like this is unique in North America. The effect of an upside-down triangle made by that horizontal row and the diagonal rows of yellow spots on the hindwing is very distinctive and easily recognizable even at a distance (or in a small photo!).


unique markings
The horizontal row of yellow spots across both forewings that you see when the wings are spread like this is unique in North America. The effect of an upside-down triangle made by that horizontal row and the diagonal rows of yellow spots on the hindwing is very distinctive and easily recognizable even at a distance (or in a small photo!).

Giant Swallowtail
Largest butterfly in North America.

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