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Spicebush Swallowtail (female)

Papilio troilus


Common yet seldom in large numbers. Can be very common at times in the sandhills, piedmont and mountains. Never seen in large numbers in most of the region. The best place to find Spicebush Swallowtail in numbers is the Sandhills Gamelands. Look for the larger whitish spots on both sets of wings from above. And from below look for the two orange spot bands on the hindwing. Differentiated from female Black Swallowtail by the amount of yellow rows on the hindwings.


Open Woodlands


Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Lexington, Kentucky. July 2010.

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Kentucky, USA

Lat: 37.89, Long: -84.40

Spotted on Jul 23, 2010
Submitted on Jun 26, 2012

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