PIPEVINE SWALLOWTAIL

Battus philenor

Common throughout both Alabama and Mississippi, flying from spring to fall.    Upper surface of forewings dark with single row of small pale spots near wing margin.  Males have a blue-green iridescence on upper surface of hindwings, while in females the color is less conspicuous.  Lower surface of hindwings have a single row of orange spots surrounded by iridescent blue.

Adult female - dorsal


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Caterpillar

Adult - ventral

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Caterpillar

Adult male - dorsal

Host Plant

Mating pair