Spicebush Swallowtails in Columbia, Maryland

A female Spicebush Swallowtail

A female Spicebush Swallowtail also  at the Elkhorn Garden Plots on September 3, 2013

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These attractive swallowtails are fairly common because of all the local Spicebush for the larvae to feed on. The male on the left was photographed at the Elkhorn Garden Plots on July 16, 2013.  The males have green spots at the base of the hindwings, the females blue with two orange spots on the leading edges of the hindwings.

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