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Spicebush Swallowtail (male)

Papilio troilus

Description:

Black butterfly with iridescent blue coloring on hindwings. White spots along edges of forewings and hindwings. At the inner edge of each hindwing is a yellow-orange spot.

Habitat:

Meadowy clearing at the edge of dense mixed hardwood forest. Nectaring on hoary mountain mint.

4 Comments

triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

Nice series flowntheloop. Thanks for sharing this with us.

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 4 years ago

nice pic, Flowntheloop! I really like the second pic :)

flowntheloop
flowntheloop 4 years ago

Thank you! I overlooked that completely!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 4 years ago

These guys can be tricky. I am pretty confident that this beauty is a Spicebush Swallowtail. :-)

flowntheloop
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flowntheloop

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Aug 20, 2017
Submitted on Aug 20, 2017

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