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Swallowtail Butterfly

Papilio troilus


A large blackish-brown Spicebush butterfly with iridescent blue on the hindwings, pollinating a zinnia. There are light spots near the edge of the forewings, and orange spots on the underside of the hindwings. It has a tail-like extension from the rear edge of each hindwing.


Found in a zinnia garden near dense woods in middle Tennessee.

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Cross Plains, Tennessee, United States

Spotted on Sep 27, 2020
Submitted on Sep 27, 2020

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