Papilio cresphontes, 04 June 2016

Papilio cresphontes, the Eastern giant swallowtail;
Volusia county, Florida (04 June 2016).

Also known simply as the Giant swallowtail, Papilio cresphontes is a magnificent and large butterfly species. With wingspans reaching somewhere between five and seven inches across, they’re hard to miss, especially with that fantastic yellow-on-black wing design. This species ranges throughout most of the eastern United States. 0

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