Spicebush Swallowtail

Nature in Southborough

August 12, 2016

An American goldfinch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern tiger swallowtail at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern tiger swallowtail at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A spicebush swallowtail at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A spicebush swallowtail at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed an American goldfinch, an eastern tiger swallowtail, and a spicebush swallowtail at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Spicebush Swallowtail in Sudbury

July 25, 2016

A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail butterfly in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail butterfly in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail butterfly in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail butterfly in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.

Dawn Dentzer photographed a spicebush swallowtail caterpillar and butterfly near her Sudbury home. Dawn said she watched the caterpillar throughout the day as it selected a leaf, laid down its silk, and pulled the leaf around it to begin the process of creating a shelter.

Backyard Nature in Sudbury

July 24, 2016

An eastern tiger swallowtail in Sudbury, photographed by Dave Longland.
An eastern tiger swallowtail in Sudbury, photographed by Dave Longland.
A bumble bee in Sudbury, photographed by Dave Longland.
A bumble bee in Sudbury, photographed by Dave Longland.
A great golden digger wasp in Sudbury, photographed by Dave Longland.
A great golden digger wasp in Sudbury, photographed by Dave Longland.
A spicebush swallowtail in Sudbury, photographed by Dave Longland.
A spicebush swallowtail in Sudbury, photographed by Dave Longland.
A spicebush swallowtail in Sudbury, photographed by Dave Longland.
A spicebush swallowtail in Sudbury, photographed by Dave Longland.
A turkey in Sudbury, photographed by Dave Longland.
A turkey in Sudbury, photographed by Dave Longland.
Turkeys in Sudbury, photographed by Dave Longland.
Turkeys in Sudbury, photographed by Dave Longland.

Dave Longland photographed an eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, a bumble bee, a great golden digger wasp, a spicebush swallowtail butterfly, and a family of turkeys in Sudbury.

Spicebush Swallowtail in Littleton

July 3, 2016

A spicebush swallowtail at Prouty Woods in Littleton, photographed by Robin Right.
A spicebush swallowtail at Prouty Woods in Littleton, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed this spicebush swallowtail butterfly at Prouty Woods in Littleton.

Nature at Garden in the Woods

September 4, 2014

A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Coral Fungus at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spined micrathena spider at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A milkweed tussock moth at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed a milkweed tussock moth caterpillar, a spined micrathena spider, coral fungus and spicebush swallowtail caterpillars at Garden in the Woods in Framingham.

Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar in Sudbury

August 3, 2014

A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed this spicebush swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury.

Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar in Sudbury

August 1, 2014

A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed this spicebush swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury.

Butterflies in Sudbury

July 9, 2014

A great spangled fritillary in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A great spangled fritillary in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed a great spangled fritillary and a spicebush swallowtail in Sudbury.

Butterflies at Tower Hill

July 6, 2014

An eastern tiger swallowtail at Tower Hill in Boylston, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A great spangled fritillary at Tower Hill in Boylston, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A spicebush swallowtail at Tower Hill in Boylston, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed an eastern tiger swallowtail, a great spangled fritillary and a spicebush swallowtail at Tower Hill in Boylston.

Spicebush Swallowtail Chrysalis in Sudbury

January 31, 2014

A spicebush swallowtail chrysalis at King Phillip Woods in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail chrysalis at King Phillip Woods in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail chrysalis at King Phillip Woods in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail chrysalis at King Phillip Woods in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail chrysalis at King Phillip Woods in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail chrysalis at King Phillip Woods in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail chrysalis at King Phillip Woods in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed this amazingly well camouflaged spicebush swallowtail chrysalis on a beech tree in Sudbury's King Phillip Woods. You can see pictures that Dawn has previously taken of the caterpillars and butterflies of the species on our Spicebush Swallowtail page.

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