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Spicebush Swallowtail

Papilio troilus

Description:

This gorgeous butterfly has a black upper body with white patches on the lower body. Smaller than tiger swallowtails.

Habitat:

In our neighbors butterfly bush

7 Comments

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

thanks iphotography!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

thank you forestdragon, i do see the markings now. I knew those were markings of a spicebush, i just neglected to look closely because they are so similar. Thanks again!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

Nice series! The markings are very similar but there is an orange marking that is missing from the outer wing. Compare your last image with this one: http://bugguide.net/node/view/347966

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

thanks zaira!

ZairaLucas
ZairaLucas 8 years ago

cute!!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

thanks OG!

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 8 years ago

pretty!

Caleb Steindel
Spotted by
Caleb Steindel

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jul 29, 2013
Submitted on Jul 29, 2013

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