Spicebush swallowtail – 6/2/17

Observer: Sherry Berlingo

Observation Dates:

Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar – Found on playground in Sharon 09/20/16
Spicebush Swallowtail Chrysalis – Formed chrysalis on 09/22/16
Overwintered in outdoor shed
Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly – Emerged on 06/01/17, released on 06/02/17

Observation Location: The Childrens Center, Sharon Public School

Common Name: Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly

Scientific Name: Papilio troilus

Comments: This large black butterfly is more common in Sharon than the similar black swallowtail. Learn how to tell them apart at: http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabambc/frames-2species.asp?sp1=Papilio-polyxenes&sp2=Papilio-troilus

More Information: Wikipedia