Giant Swallowtail - Free

Published April 19, 2020 242 Views

Rumble Papilio cresphontes - The giant swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes) is the largest butterfly in North America. It is abundant through many parts of eastern North America,

Species‎: ‎P. cresphontes
Family‎: ‎Papilionidae
Phylum‎: ‎Arthropoda
Class‎: ‎Insecta

The giant swallowtail, Papilio cresphontes Cramer, is a striking, wonderfully exotic-looking butterfly that is very abundant in Florida.

Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes Cramer, 1777. Family: Papilionidae. Subfamily: Papilioninae. Identification: Forewing with diagonal band of yellow spots.

The giant swallowtail is the largest butterfly in our state. In Florida, the caterpillars are a pest in citrus orchards, but here in Missouri.