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Battus philenor: Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

Gardening in Tucson, Phoenix

Arizona and California

Battus philenor: Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

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Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly top view

Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar Pipevine Swallowtail pupa
(Left) Caterpillar ready to pupate   (Right) Pupa casing can be yellow, green or brown

Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar red color
Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar resting on grass stem late afternoon. Its color can indicate its host food plant. This mostly red caterpillar has fed on Aristolochia watsonii: Desert Pipevine.

Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar black color
This Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar is black with red spots because it feeds on Aristolochia fimbriata, White Veined Dutchman's Pipe Vine, (shown in picture).