Spicebush Swallowtail, Papilio troilus  <LEP1>


     This butterfly occurs in the eastern United States, its name coming from the caterpillar’s host plant.  Often found in fields and gardens, especially near woods.  Here it gathers nectar on bush honeysuckle.  The velvety black wings and body are yellow -spotted.  Two rows of bright orange spots enclose starry clouds of blue or green scales on the hindwings.