Palamedes Swallowtail
Papilio palamedes

April 5, 2008 

The palamedes swallowtail is found in the coastal plains of the southeastern states from Virginia to Louisiana. Strays have been found in Cuba and as far north as Nebraska and New York. The wingspread range is 4.8 to 6.3 cm. The upper surface of the wings is black with yellow markings. The front wing has a double row of yellow spots. The hind wing has a marginal row of yellow spots and a submarginal yellow band. The tails may have a yellow stripe down the middle.

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