Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)


 
Living image of a Spicebush Swallowtail on a flower Family: Papilionidae (swallowtails).
 
Geographic Distribution: North America.
 
Wingspan: 92-124 mm.
 
Larval host plants: Sassafras and Spicebush, possibly other Lauraceae and Magnoliaceae species.
 
Habitats: Deciduous woodlands and edges, pine barrens, wooded swamps.
 
Identification: The female has blue areas on the hindwings; the male color is blue-green. It has features similar to several other swallowtails but can be distinguished by characteristics of spot colors and locations and shape of the tail.
 
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