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What kind of B fly is this ?

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    This one reminds me of a stealth jet , The picture is not as good as the others . Gin
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    Hi Gin,


    It's definitely a swallowtail, probably a black swallowtail. I'm quite sure it's not a pipevine swallowtail or a spicebush swallowtail. It *might* be a giant swallowtail. I'd still say black swallowtail, though.

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    I just love these pictures you're posting. You must have lots of good habitat for Bflies.

    This one is hard to ID, but I don't think it is the Black, Pipevine, or the others Rob mentioned. It might be a Palamedes Swallowtail. The underside of the wings doesn't look right though. Here's a site to the Butterflies of MO I found. Maybe you'll see something I didn't. There's also a larger section of all the Swallowtail Butterflies in North America.

    http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/d...usa/mo/toc.htm

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    This is driving me nuts.

    I don't think it is the Palamedes, maybe the Anise Swallowtail?



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    I don't think it's that either. Here's the Palamedes. Now

    I'm going to make a nice breakfast.



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    Thought I'd put in my two cents here. I believe that is indeed a Giant Swallowtail, newly emerged from the chrysallis.
    One of the keys on this one is the triangular distribution of the yellow markings when seen in full wingspan.
    Yours looks very young...see how the wings still look kind of tender and 'cramped'/tight....think of an oriental fan that is very stiff, and it is just being opened for the first time. When this one gets a little older, it will look much more like the adult photo. Also notice how small the body is still.

    There can be a variety of morphs of this species. Here are a few other photos:




    -Matt

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    I was looking at that one too. Your picture is better than this one. I think you may be right.



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    Thanks for the ideas they are all good ones . The site will keep me out of trouble for the day . I have quite a bit in bloom right now, Honeysuckle , the Phlox, Iris,Clematis , Poppies ,Petunias , Peonies ,Roses, Tulips or what is left of them . and other things , the Butterfly bushes are not blooming yet, or my Lily patch , the lilac is finished . I had cookies for breakfast . Gin

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    Thought you might like to see this. Here's part of my collection from when I was a kid. This used to be my absolute favorite thing in the whole world to do. I could spend all day tramping through the woods and fields looking for butterflies. My Dad even got into it. Whenever we would go on family vacations, the butterfly gear was always taken along.

    Please Note: I do not do this anymore. I am no longer a butterfly killer. I have been transformed to a kinder, gentler Skit. (except when it comes to rodents)


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    Definitely a giant swallowtail, Gin - and a nice one! Great picture. Thanks for the post!

    Julie

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