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Spicebush Swallowtail

Papilio troilus


3-4 inches long, brown/black in color, two rows of orange spots on the ventral wing with a hint of blue between them, found in Central and Eastern US.


My backyard


Anyone know if this is a male or a female? Didn't get any good shots of the dorsal wings, and as far as I know there isn't really any definitive way to distinguish male from female by just the ventral wings.

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Caleb Steindel
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Caleb Steindel

Harrisburg, USA

Spotted on Jul 18, 2016
Submitted on Dec 23, 2016

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