Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Common Name: Giant Swallowtail
Scientific Name: Papilio cresphontes
Exhibit: Butterfly Garden
Medium: Colored Pencil
Date finished: June 17, 2006
Observation: While I was drawing this butterfly I had found out how much it looked like the Thoas Swallowtail (Papilio Thoas). So I'm not really sure if I had actually started on drawing a Giant or a Thoas Swallowtail. But in the end it turned out that I was drawing a Giant Swallowtail since I had used my butterfly book for a good portion of the time. I think I noticed a small difference between the butterflies. The Thoas has a wider yellow strip, but even then the difference is so minute that I still have trouble telling the two apart. Though I think we tend to get more Thoas Swallowtails in the garden.