• Common Name: Black Swallowtail
  • Scientific Name: Papilio polyxenes
  • Family: Papilionidae
  • Subfamily: Papilioninae
  • Tribe: Papilionini
  • Wingspan: 2.5 to 4.2 in
  • Place of origin: Southern Canada to South America

Butterflies in the exhibit are raised on butterfly farms around the world. This form of sustainable agriculture helps protect natural forest habitats from destruction and promote local economic growth.

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Photos © Florida Museum, by Ryan Fessenden