• Common Name: Black Swordtail
  • Scientific Name: Graphium colonna
  • Family: Papilionidae
  • Subfamily: Papilioninae
  • Tribe: Leptocircini
  • Wingspan: 2.1 to 2.6 in
  • Place of origin: Central & Southern Africa

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