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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
A Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly on Southwestern Mock Vervain
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly top view
The Pipevine Swallowtail is also called the Blue Swallowtail.
Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar Pipevine Swallowtail pupa
(Left or top) A caterpillar ready to pupate
(Right or below) The pupa casing can be yellow, green, or brown
Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar red color
A Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar resting on a grass stem late afternoon.
The red body color may come from being in direct sunlight in high temperatures.
This caterpillar has fed exclusively on Aristolochia watsonii: Southwestern Pipevine.
Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar black color
This Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar is black with red spots.
The black color may result from staying in the shade and avoiding direct sunlight.
This caterpillar has fed exclusively on Aristolochia fimbriata, White Veined
Dutchman's Pipe Vine, shown in the picture.