Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)

Found in most western states and provinces in the US and Canada in various habitats.
Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
Cottonwood Pass, Gunnison/Chaffee County Line, CO
12 July 2016

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Rosebud Co., MT
31 May 2014

Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon) Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon) Note the black pupils within the orange eyespots at the corners ("anal angles") of the hindwings are centered and not touching the inner edge of the wing.
Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
MPG Ranch, Missoula, MT
19 May 2014
Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
MPG Ranch, Missoula, MT
20 May 2014

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Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon), ventral
MPG Ranch, Missoula, MT
2 May 2014
Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon), dorsal
MPG Ranch, Missoula, MT
2 May 2014

Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon) Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
MPG Ranch, Missoula, MT
2 May 2014
Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
MPG Ranch, Missoula, MT
28 May 2014

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Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
Skyline Trail above Paradise, Mt. Rainier, WA
9 Aug 2004
#1455
Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
Sonora Pass, CA
12 July 2007


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Zooming in on the "pupils" inside the orange eyespots of these two different individuals, they look to be touching the edge of the wing, a field mark usually associated with Old World Swallowtail. However, the abdomen is clearly mostly black with a yellow stripe. Old World Swallowtail abdomens should show the opposite pattern.

Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co, MT
28 May 2014
Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
Highwood Creek, Chouteau Co., MT
8 June 2016

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Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
Red Rock Lakes NWR, Beaverhead Co., MT
14 June 2015
Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
20 May 2015


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