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Identify this Butterfly, black with blue markings


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happyzinnia

Golden Valley, AZ
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Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:22 pm   Post subject: Identify this Butterfly, black with blue markings


Do you know what this Butterfly Is ? It sure loved my Zinnia's last summer.


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toni


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North Texas, Zone 8a
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Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:12 pm   


Black swallowtail
Scientific Name: Papilio polyxenes asterius Stoll

http://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/cimg266.html

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calinromania

Oradea, Romania
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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:48 am   


Pretty one!

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cherylad


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S. Liberty County - Texas (8B)
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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:30 pm   


I had a few last year. The colors are just so brilliant.

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Tooty2shoes

Denmark, Wis.
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Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:58 pm   


Yes that is a beaufiful Butterfly. Say how did they ever get the name Butter-fly?

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