Spicebush Swallowtail

Papilio troilus

Genus Papilio
Subfamily Swallowtails
Family Swallowtails
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Occurrence   Statewide - resident
Abundance Fairly common to quite common
Flight Period Early May to mid-October
Notes Caterpillars easily found in folded leaf shelters on Sassafras
Overwintering Pupa
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Spicebush Swallowtail

Photo by Fred Goodwin - 7/11/2002
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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Spicebush Swallowtail

Photo by Mike Walker - 7/7/2002

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Spicebush Swallowtail

Photo © Marj Rines - 6/29/2000
Woburn

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Spicebush Swallowtail

Photo by Tom Murray - 7/17/2004
Harvard

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Spicebush Swallowtail

Photo by Tom Murray - 9/30/2004
Great Blue Hill, Canton

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Spicebush Swallowtail

Photo by Frank Model - 5/29/2006
West Springfield
Female

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Spicebush Swallowtail

Photo by Frank Model - 7/30/2007
Northampton Community Gardens
Male

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Spicebush Swallowtail

Photo by Frank Model - 7/30/2007
Northampton Community Gardens
Male

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