The Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes pupae

The Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes pupae
The Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes pupae The Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes pupae The Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes pupae
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The Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes North America

 This is North America's largest butterfly. An impressive broad-winged Swallowtail as fine as any tropical species.  The Giant Swallowtail will breed in captivity. The larvae, which are knarled and resemble a bird dropping, feed on Rutaceae: Citrus, Rue and probably Choisya, as well as Zanthotoxylum.