Family: Papilionidae (swallowtails).
Geographic Distribution: North America.
Wingspan: 92-124 mm.
Larval host plants: Sassafras and Spicebush, possibly other Lauraceae and Magnoliaceae species.
Habitats: Deciduous woodlands and edges, pine barrens, wooded swamps.
Identification: The female has blue areas on the hindwings; the male color is blue-green. It has features similar to several other swallowtails but can be distinguished by characteristics of spot colors and locations and shape of the tail.