Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly

spicebush swallowtail butterfly

  • Butterfly: Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)
  • Description: Black. Spoon-shaped tails. Female: iridescent blue hind wings. Male: green hind wings. Mimic of Pipevine Swallowtail.
  • Locations: deciduous woods, woody swamps
  • Wingspan: 3-4 inches
  • Nectar Sources: azalea, Japanese honeysuckle, milkweed, and thistle flowers
  • Host Plants: Spicebush, Sassafrass

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly Photo Gallery

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly
spicebush swallowtail butterfly

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Source: Azalea
azalea

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Source: Japanese Honeysuckle
Japanese Honeysuckle

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Source: Milkweed
milkweed

Spicebush Swallowtail Nectar Source: Thistle flowers
thistle

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar Host Plant: Spicebush
spicebush

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar Host Plant: Sassafrass
Sassafrass

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

  • Butterfly: Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly (Battus philenor)
  • Description: Hind Wings: iridescent blue (male), pale arrow-head markings, one row of 7 orange circles. Fore Wings: dull black-brown. Caterpillar: red-brown.
  • Nectar Sources: Bergamot, Lilac, Viper’s Bugloss, Azaleas, Phlox, Teasel, Dame’s Rocket (Dame’s Rocket, Damask Violet, Dame’s Violet, Dames-wort, Dame’s Gilliflower, Night Scented Gilliflower, Queen’s Gilliflower, Rogue’s Gilliflower, Summer Lilac, Sweet Rocket, Mother-of-the-evening, Winter Gilliflower), Lantana, Petunia, Verbena, Lupine, Yellow Star Thistle, Buckeye Tree, Butterfly Bush (Butterfly Weed)
  • Host Plants: Pipevines

Pipevine Swallowtail Photo Gallery

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Source: Bergamot
Bergamot

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Source: Lilac
Lilac

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Source: Viper’s Bugloss
Viper's Bugloss

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Source: Azalea
Azaleas

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Source: Phlox
Phlox

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Source: Teasel
Teasel

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Source: Dame’s Rocket
Dame's Rocket

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Source: Lantana
Lantana

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Source: Petunia
Petunia

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Source: Verbena
Verbena

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Source: Lupine
Lupine

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Source: Yellow Star Thistle
Yellow Star Thistle

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Source: Buckeye Tree
Buckeye Tree

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Source: Butterfly Bush
Butterfly Bush

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar Host Plant: Pipevine
Pipevines

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Chrysalis
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Chrysalis