Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly – 7/6/14

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 7/6/14

Observation Time: 1:45 p.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond area near soccer parking area

Common Name: Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly

Scientific Name: Papilio troilus

Comments: This spicebush swallowtail butterfly was observed feeding on milkweed flowers. Note that spicebush swallowtail butterflies are very similar to black swallowtail butterflies. Learn how to tell the difference at: http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabambc/frames-2species.asp?sp1=Papilio-polyxenes&sp2=Papilio-troilus

Black Swallowtail butterfly