Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly – 8/4/17
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 8/4/17
Observation Time: 1:45 p.m.
Observation Location: 4 Gavins Pond Rd. (back yard)
Common Name: Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly
Scientific Name: Papilio troilus
Comments: The butterfly bush I planted in our back yard attracts beautiful butterflies like this one. Note the blue “comet” marking on its hind wing, which differentiates spicebush swallowtails from black swallowtails.
More Information: Butterflies and Moths of North America