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I now am obsessed with butterflies and have just purchased a chrysalis of a Spicebush Swallowtail. I want to keep him for a little bit when he hatches but I don’t know what to feed him… any options?
I just purchased a Spicebush Swallowtail pupa/cocoon and its suposed emerge in a couple of weeks. Any tips?
I need tips that I can use to help raise my Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly after it has emerged from its pupa/cocoon.
where can i get tiger swallowtail, spicebush swallowtail, and/or red-spotted purple butterfly eggs or larvae?
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- 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 Nectar Source: Azalea
Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Source: Japanese Honeysuckle
Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Source: Milkweed
Spicebush Swallowtail Nectar Source: Thistle flowers
Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar Host Plant: Spicebush
Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar Host Plant: Sassafrass