Eastern Black Swallowtail

Eastern Black Swallowtail

Common Name: Eastern Black Swallowtail

Scientific Name: Papilio polyxenes

Family: Papilionidae

Range: Canada to Mexico

Fun Fact: The caterpillars of this species display an orange, forked gland when disturbed. This gland releases a stinky smell, which may help to protect the caterpillar from predators.