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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!

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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...