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Eastern Black Swallowtail Macro - Explore

Eastern Black Swallowtail Macro - Explore
The (Eastern) Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes), also called the American Swallowtail or Parsnip Swallowtail, is a butterfly found throughout much of North America. It is the state butterfly of Oklahoma and New Jersey. The Papilio polyxenes demonstrates polyandry and a lek mating system, showing no male parental care and display sites. Females are therefore able to choose males based on these sites and males are the only resource the females find at these sites. Papilio polyxenes are found from southern Canada through to South America. In North America they are more common east of the Rocky Mountains. They are usually found in open areas like fields, parks, marshes or deserts, and they prefer tropical or temperate habitats. Members of the Black Swallowtail are long-lived compared to other butterflies that inhabit temperate zones. They encounter little predation and are quick and agile if they are disturbed. Cropped only; otherwise untouched.

yokopakumayoko Francesco, Eunice Perkins, Bruce Weiss, Jeanluc and 21 other people have particularly liked this photo


24 comments - The latest ones
Proxar
Proxar
! ! ! Very beautiful macro shot!
2 years ago.
FMW51
FMW51
A very well-done butterfly on blossom macro photograph in a fantastic sharpness.
2 years ago.
Maria W.
Maria W.
Belege!!! :)))
2 years ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Outstanding capture !!! Just love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 years ago.
Marvin Matthews
Marvin Matthews
Beautiful contrast.
2 years ago.
Ajophotog
Ajophotog
The bright orange alongside the dark butterfly works great.
2 years ago.
Werner Schafarik
Werner Schafarik
Wahnsinn :-)
2 years ago.
Zsuzsa
Zsuzsa
Fantastic photo
2 years ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
Beautiful image - love the mirror image effect
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Amazing capture!
2 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Brilliant !

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2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Lorraine
Lorraine
G E A N T !!
2 years ago.
Nicolas Mertens
Nicolas Mertens
Fantastique!
2 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Outstanding!
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Excellent ;-)
Have a great Tuesday
2 years ago.
ctofcsco
ctofcsco
A wonderful image!
Your image was seen in
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and deserves this award

NK AWARD
Thank You
2 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Nicely captured.........I like the way the nearest butterfly is mirrored by the farthest one!
2 years ago.
Meadowmom
Meadowmom
A surprising butterfly photo. Stark and vivid.
2 years ago.
HaarFager
HaarFager
Is this a 'Western' Tiger Swallowtail? Very nice either way!
2 years ago.
J-d Welch
J-d Welch
a fabulous capture!! 8 )
Butterfly
2 years ago.
FMW51
FMW51
Congrats on EXPLORE!
2 years ago.
Kathleen Thorpe-BUSY
Kathleen Thorpe-BUSY
Congratulations on Explore!
2 years ago.
yokopakumayoko Francesco
yokopakumayoko Franc…
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2 years ago.