Spicebush Swallowtail … Maybe

I think this is a female spicebush swallowtail but I’m really not sure if it’s either of those. The reason for my uncertainty is the color. These are all pretty brown and all the descriptions I read say they are black and all the pictures on various sites show black too. But if I enter brown spicebush swallow I do get some brown ones in Google images but nothing exactly like this. So here are a bunch of pictures of brownish, blackish, swallowtail butterflies.











Hey! How did these skippers get in here? Oh yeah, there’re everywhere.


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All photos taken with a Nikon D7100 and a Sigma 105mm macro lens.

9 thoughts on “Spicebush Swallowtail … Maybe

    • Thanks Maverick! I think that is it. A dark, female, eastern tiger swallowtail. Even though I had posted something about the dark female, ETS earlier this year I had forgotten about them. I looked at your link which prompted me to revisited eastern tiger swallow tails sites and I’m pretty sure that’s it.

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