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Eastern Black Swallowtail and Fly Poison in Shenandoah

 
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Eastern Black Swallowtail and Fly Poison in Shenandoah

An Eastern Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) alights on a Fly Poison flower (Amianthium muscitoxicum) along the AT in Shenandoah National Park, VA. The Fly Poison has that name because a toxin in the bulb, when crushed with sugar, is used to poison flies. It is also dangerous to livestock. Imaged in June 2004.

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Mark DoironSubmitted by Mark Doiron
on Apr 22, 2006 11:45 am

Image ID: 189724
Hits: 2496 
Lat/Lon: 38.24681°N / 78.70605°W
Object Title: Eastern Black Swallowtail and Fly Poison in Shenandoah

Image Type(s): Wildlife, Flora