All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Black Swallowtail Butterfly</strong> <br><em>Papilio polyxenes</em><br>
Black Swallowtail Butterfly
Papilio polyxenes
I found this butterfly high in the mountains in the Smokies. I was surprised it was able to fly because one of its lower wings was broken. The caterpillars of these butterflies eat parsley.