Crowd Pleaser (Black Swallowtail Butterfly, Papilio polyxenes)

large black butterfly feeding on a cluster of  small purplish-pink flowers

Black swallowtail butterfly (Papilio polyxenes) on a butterfly bush. 1.

Well, I’m always pleased to see one, at least; the dark beauty never disappoints. (Additional photo plus black and white versions below.)

large black butterfly feeding on a cluster of small purplish-pink flowers

Black swallowtail butterfly (Papilio polyxenes) on a butterfly bush. 2.

large black butterfly feeding on a cluster of small purplish-pink flowers

Black swallowtail butterfly (Papilio polyxenes) on a butterfly bush. 2. (Black and white version)

large black butterfly feeding on a cluster of small purplish-pink flowers

Black swallowtail butterfly (Papilio polyxenes) on a butterfly bush. 1. (Black and white version)

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