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Swallowtail Butterfly


  • Scientific name: Papilio troilus
  • Habitat: North America, South Canada, Florida


A caterpillar with a face

The swallowtail butterfly is a lovely big butterfly. But before you can admire its impressive wings, you have to look at the caterpillar’s funny face.

Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar - Photo: tlindsayg/Shutterstock

Swallowtail Butterfly Swallowtail Butterfly - Photo: Arty Alison/Shutterstock


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