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Spicebush Swallowtail

Papilio troilus

Description:

Black butterfly with lots of white on the inner parts of its wings (top and bottom), including bands of white dots. The underside of the wings also have many orange dots.

Habitat:

Spotted in a backyard near to a small lake in central Florida, in the spring.

2 Comments

Curator of Good
Curator of Good 10 years ago

Thanks annorion and Hunter!

annorion
annorion 10 years ago

Almost certain it is a Spicebush (Papilio troilus)

Curator of Good
Spotted by
Curator of Good

Winter Park, Florida, USA

Spotted on May 8, 2012
Submitted on Jul 18, 2012

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