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Orangedog (giant swallowtail)

Papilio cresphontes

Aster leafhopper

Wendy Prichart

Aster leafhopper

David Cappaert, Michigan State University


Size: 4 - 5 1/2 inches long

Description: Forewings are black with a striking diagonal yellow bars running across each wing. They also have a yellow "eye" in each tail wing.

Where/When: Not common, but can occasionally be found around flowers during the summer as migrants from the South.

Significance: A particularly large and attractive butterfly.

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