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Giant Swallowtail [Papilio cresphontes] Adult Insect Images

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Somewhat of a rare find in the Santa Clarita Valley, this pair of specimens was reared from the eggs of a single stray female, captured while flying through the suburban neighborhoods. After a few days of being fed in captivity and depositing a number of eggs on sprigs of Rue host, she was released to continue her travels...

This specimen was taken in Chatsworth, CA, where it can sometimes be common...

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