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Photo © Tim Hite, some rights reserved
Cascade Valley Metro Park/Schumacher (Google, OSM)
41.1360588308, -81.5286239302
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Aug. 18, 2012 11:59:23 -0400
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Spicebush Swallowtail - Photo (c) Lisa Brown, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
lowder's ID: Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)
Posted by lowder almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Hard to say for sure since the wings are partially closed but I'm guessing Spicebush Swallowtail. Can't really see the double line of whitish spots on the upper wing of a Spicebush but that could be due to the wings not being opened the whole way. The whitish spots along the edge of the upper wing seem to decrease in size from the inside to the outside of the upper wing. Also, the white half-moon shapes on the hind wings seem to be larger than if it was a Black Swallowtail.
Definitely not a Pipevine Swallowtail as the white/yellow spots on the upper wings are too large.
A Black Swallowtail would have 2 rows of white/yellow spots along the upper wings.
Doubt that it is a female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail as no reddish/orange spots are visible and the Tiger Swallowtail also has 2 rows of white/yellow spots along the edge of the upper wings.

Posted by lowder almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by hitefamily almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Spicebush Swallowtail - Photo (c) Lisa Brown, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)
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