Giant Swallowtail - Free
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
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.