Thursday, September 3, 2015

Spicebush swallowtail butterfly

I've been seeing quite a few spicebush swallowtail butterflies (Papilio troilus) fluttering around our flower gardens lately.  Although these black-bodied beauties with a blush of powdery blue on their wings land on different plants, they seems to favor tropical milkweed blooms.

Below are some photographs from various angles that show off the spicebush's pretty colors.  

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