Spicebush Swallowtail on Arborvitae [Filler] by rhoing

Spicebush Swallowtail on Arborvitae [Filler]

There is a nice blogspot.com page at Louisiana Naturalist that shows how to identify four of the dark swallowtail butterflies.* Following that page, this is a Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus).

» ID’ed as Papilio troilus or “Spicebush Swallowtail” at: [ BAMONA ] [ BugGuide ]
» Species pages: [ BAMONA ] [ BugGuide ] [ UK Butterflies ]

* The four “dark swallowtails” are:
   » Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
   » Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
   » Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus), and
   » dark morph female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus).

[ IMG_3497S100x75Atm :: 60mm ]

Looking back
  1 year ago: “Eastern Tiger Swallowtail”
 2 years ago: “The backboard project”
 3 years ago: “Infestation”
 4 years ago: “Blue-fronted Dancer [Filler — packing day]”
 5 years ago: “Orange Sulphur? [Filler]”
 6 years ago: “Fuzzy-back Butterfly”
 7 years ago: “My ‘little’ brother & BIL”
 8 years ago: “?” (“Question Mark” butterfly)
 9 years ago: “Don”
10 years ago: “‘Bug’ respite”
11 years ago: “Funnels”
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