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Spicebush Swallowtail

Papilio Troilus


Wings dark with yellow to pale crescentlike marks (lunula) along margin. Male has greenish iridescent wash over outer 1/2 of hind wings, female bluish in same area. (Therefore 3 pics are female).


Moist clay/sand of mixed forest. Range Eastern half of USA. This one seen in Cushing Mem. Park in Canton, Ga 30114 on 6/15/13.


Reportedly often seem in groups around mud puddles in the South.

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jul 15, 2013
Submitted on Jul 16, 2013

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