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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtails (Papilio polyxenes) are a common sight in southern lower Michigan. Their range extends into northern lower Michigan, mainly along the western side. Black Swallowtails also occur in the upper pennisula, but on a  limited basis.
Host plants include memebers of the parsley family, such as the kind you plant in a herb garden.
photographed in Ingham County - 7/25/2012

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