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which swallowtail in Florida?  - Papilio palamedes

which swallowtail in Florida? - Papilio palamedes
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve state park, collier County, Florida, USA
July 5, 2014
in Fakahatchee Strand, among millions of mousquitos that ate us alive, we saw 2 lovely swallowtails sucking minerals from the ground.
can you help identify them?
thank you!


Moved from ID Request.

Papilio (Pterourus) palamedes
Palamedes Swallowtails

Always been one of my favorites.

thank you
very much!
I must admit, most of the butterflies I saw in Florida were flying around so fast, I didn't have a chance to take pictures...