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Spicebush Swallowtail

Papilio troilus


this is the female, females tend to stay in open plains, while males are typically found in swamp areas




One of many butterflies I spotted in a meadow in Short Hills park.

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Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Thanks achmmad!

achmmad 11 years ago

I'm back and comment this. Gorgeous photograph!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Thanks for catching that Keith. I'm kind of glad this isn't a black swallowtail. The spicebush is a new species for me.

KeithRoragen 11 years ago

Nice. With the drought we've had this year, I've not seen many Swallowtails. You can distinguish this from a Black Swallowtail by the lack of a black spot at the center of the orange spot on the hind wing.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Thanks Jolly

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 11 years ago

Nice one Dan

Dan Doucette
Spotted by
Dan Doucette

Spotted on Jul 28, 2012
Submitted on Aug 11, 2012

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