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Spicebush Swallowtail - Papilio troilus Habitat: Rural backyard Geotagged,Papilio troilus,Spicebush Swallowtail,Spring,United States,butterfly,swallowtail Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. That’s one smart butterfly! It looks so cool! Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thanks, they are really pretty :) Posted 9 months ago

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The Spicebush Swallowtail 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''.

The family to which Spicebush Swallowtails belong, ''Papilionidae'', or swallowtails, include the.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Dec 20, 2018. Captured May 31, 2008 22:55 in 1-37 Parker St, Coventry, RI 02816, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/3.5
  • 1/125s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm