Could you give me some info on Spicebush Swallowtails (Butterflies)?

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What do Spicebush Swallowtails butterflies eat?

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?

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