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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Adult - ventral

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Adult male - dorsal

Host Plant

Mating pair