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Spicebush Swallowtail (caterpillar)

Papilio troilus


Sorry the photos are not the best. The Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus) is a common black swallowtail butterfly found in North America, also known as the Green-Clouded butterfly. It has two subspecies, Papilio troilus troilus and Papilio troilus ilioneus, the latter found mainly in the Florida peninsula. The spicebush swallowtail derives its name from its most common host plant, the spicebush, members of the genus Lindera.


Rosaryville State Park.

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Spicebush Swallowtail (caterpillar)
Papilio troilus Papilio troilus

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Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 6 years ago

Caterpie is a Bug-type Pokémon. It evolves into Metapod starting at level 7, which evolves into Butterfree starting at level 10...
just kidding! really nice, should try to get better shots!

flybeasley 6 years ago

Thank you for the ID.

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Rosaryville, Maryland, USA

Lat: 38.78, Long: -76.81

Spotted on Sep 1, 2013
Submitted on Sep 2, 2013

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