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Gold Rim Swallowtail Butterfly

Posted on June 30, 2016 by Bruce MacNaughton

Gold Rim Swallowtail Butterfly

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Common Name: Gold Rim Swallowtail
Scientific Name: Battus Polydamus
Wingspan: 90–120 mm (without the tail)
Location: Neotropic ecozone of North America & South America, & the southernmost parts of the North American Nearctic ecozone in Mexico

This is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. The upperside of the wings is black with a broad submarginal band formed by large yellow spots. The undersides of the forewings have the same pattern, while the hind wings have a submarginal row of red lunules. They are mainly present in open woods and in abandoned fields and areas.


Gold Rim Swallowtail


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