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zebra swallowtail

noun
1.
a swallowtail butterfly, Papilio marcellus, having black and greenish-white stripes on the wings.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism
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Examples for zebra swallowtail
  • When wildflowers within these areas are in bloom, look for butterflies such as zebra swallowtail and red-spotted purple.
  • Tiger swallowtail and zebra swallowtail butterflies are often seen sipping nectar from these colorful plants.
  • The leaves are exclusive host to the zebra swallowtail butterfly.
  • Caterpillars of the beautiful zebra swallowtail may eat on a few leaves, but not to an extent to do any real damage.

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