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Spicebush swallowtail (female)

Papilio troilus


The basic colour of the female is dark-brown and there is no yellowish band on the hind wings.


Spotted in a roadside meadow at Mt Magazine State Park.


Spicebush swallowtails gain sustenance from eight major sources. Here are some examples: eating the leaves of host plant as larvae and drinking nectar as adults. Joe-Pye weed, jewelweed and honeysuckle are favorite sources of nectar for the adults. They have also been known to drink nectar from Lantana, as well as thistles, milkweed, azalea, dogbane, mimosa and sweet pepperbush.

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Arkansas, USA

Lat: 35.17, Long: -93.63

Spotted on Sep 13, 2018
Submitted on Oct 7, 2018

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