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Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillars

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillars - Papilio troilus
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
Item #: spicebush-swallowtail-caterpillars
Regular Price: $2.00

The Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillar is one of the most beautiful butterfly caterpillars. It uses mimcry to look like the distasteful Pipevine caterpillar. This species is P.troilus ilioneus which uses Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) as its host plant. They also can use sassafras (Sassafras albidum, Sweet bay (Magnolia glauca) and Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum), tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipfera), sweetbay (Magnolia virginiana), camphor (Cinnamomum camphora) and redbay (Persea borbonia).

These are only available for Florida customers.

Please remember to have Spicebush or other of their host plants for these caterpillars when they arrive. You can purchase this plant from us or from your local dealer. These catapillars can only be shipped overnight air.

Pricing Structure:
Spicebush Swallowtail Small Caterpillars ( hatchlings to 3/8 inch ) $2.00
Medium Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillars ( 3/8 to 3/4 inch ) $3.00
Large Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillars ( Over 3/4 inch) $4.00