Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
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Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

General: Pipevine Swallowtails (Battus philenor) are recognized by the iridescent black upper wing surfaces with a row of pale yellow spots towards the trailing edge. The underside of the hindwing with marked with a row of seven round orange spots on an iridescent blue background. The larvae of this species feed only on Pipevine plants (various species of Aristolochia).

Taxonomy: Family: Parnassians and Swallowtails (Papilionidae); Subfamily: Swallowtails (Papilioninae).

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Comments: This species occurs throughout much of the U.S. from Oregon to New England and south into Mexico.

More information is available on the Butterflies and Moths of North America website.

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) Pipevine Swallowtail; notice the row of seven orange spots

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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