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Spicebush Swallowtail

Papilio troilus


Caterpillar of the Spicebush Swallowtail.


Was feeding on the potted spicebush on the deck in my garden.


Sadly, this specimen had left the spicebush, probably to pupate, and did not make it to wherever he was going. His siblings, however, went off to pupate another day.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 26, 2013
Submitted on Dec 25, 2013

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