Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly; Battus philenor

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Pipevine Swallowtail
Battus philenor

Host or larval food plants; Various (but not all) pipevine species.
At the farm we use Aristolochia tomentosa - wolly pipevine.

This species is found in most of the Continental United States; the upper western side of the United States are not documented as a home for Pipevine Swallowtails. States.

Pipevine Swallowtail's wings are at full speed ahead!
While actually roosting or laying eggs, their wings are still.

Flashes of brilliant metallic blue signify a male butterfly. A metallic black/blue signifies a female butterfly.
A male Pipevine Swallowtail will court any butterfly with blue on its wings
if a female Pipevine Swallowtail is not in the immediate area.

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Male Pipe vine swallowtail butterfly, Battus philenor
Pipevine Swallowtail female butterfly, Battus philenor
Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly laying eggs, Battus philenor
Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly eggs, Battus philenor
Male Pipevine Swallowtail
Female Pipevine Swallowtail
Pipevine Swallowtail
laying eggs
Pipevine Swallowtail Eggs
Red or Burgundy
Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly caterpillar, Battus philenor
Pipe vine Swallowtail butterfly caterpillar, Battus philenor
Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly larva, Battus philenor
Pipevine swallowtail butterfly caterpillar head, Battus philenor
Pipevine caterpillar
Burgundy caterpillars
have filiments
Pipevine Swallowtail larva
side view
Pipevines have a small gold bar.
Polydamas (Gold Rim) have a
long gold bar.
Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly caterpillar, Battus philenor
Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly green pupa or chrysalis, Battus philenor
Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly dark chrysalis or pupa (not cocoon), Battus philenor
Male Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly, Battus philenor
Caterpillars may be difficult to find.
Camoflauge
Chrysalis may be green,
like living leaves;
or it may be dark,
like dead leaves.
Male Pipevine Swallowtail
Butterfly Bush
Female Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly, Battus philenor
Male Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly Battus philenor
Female Pipe Vine Swallowtail butterfly laying eggs, Battus philenor
Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly resting or roosting, Battus philenor
Pipevine Female
Lantana
Pipevine Male
Porterweed
Pipevine Female
Spanish Needles
Pipevine Swallowtail
Side View