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Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly

Papilio troilus


A Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly


Found along a marsh pond shoreline


Spicebush Swallowtails often engage in "puddling," a type of behavior which occurs while adults are flying in search of food or mates. Puddling reflects the fact that while engaging in either feeding or mating behavior, i.e. when they are away from home, Spicebush Swallowtails tend to stay in groups. These groupings are typically located on the banks of water, such as sandy or moist ridges.

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Michigan, USA

Lat: 42.10, Long: -83.44

Spotted on Jul 14, 2016
Submitted on Feb 13, 2017

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