Adult food: carion, dung, rotting fruit, sap flows, occasionally nectar of small white flowers including, privet, Ligustrum; spirea, Spiraea; viburnum, Virburnum
Habitat: deciduous or mixed forests, moist uplands, valley bottoms
Notes: mimic poisonous pipevine swalowtail, males perch 3 feet or more above the ground to locate females, rarely patrol for females, hibernates as third stage caterpillar, females lay eggs singly on tips of host plant leaves, caterpillar appearance mimics bird droppings.
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