Spicebush Swallowtail (LEP1) Papilio troilus


     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