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Spicebush Swallowtail

Papilio troilus

2 Species ID Suggestions

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Black Morph Female)
Papilio glaucus Papilio glaucus

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1 Comment

ForestDragon 5 years ago

You can see the markings on the wing clearly. This looks more like a Spicebush Swallowtail to me.

Here are a couple photos for comparison.
Spicebush Swallowtail:

Dark morph Eastern Tiger Swallowtail:

Please note that the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail has a dark body while the Spicebush Swallowtail has light markings.

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New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Jul 10, 2016
Submitted on Jul 15, 2016

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