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Battus philenor: Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

Gardening in Tucson, Phoenix, Arizona and Southern California

Battus philenor: Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

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Pinevine Swallowtail Butterfly wings folded

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly top of wings
Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar ready to pupate
Caterpillar ready to pupate

Pipevine Swallowtail pupa
Pupa casing can be yellow, green or brown
red colored Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar
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.

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

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