Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

This tailed beauty has a shiny blue body and white spots on the upper side of the hind wings. The blue underneath the hind wings encircle one row of orange colors. These swift fliers are usually low to the ground and do not stay at one flower for a long period of time. They enjoy open wooded areas and forest edges. The chrysalis resembles dried leaves so they are well camouflaged. They are either brown and tan or yellow and green depending on the location they pupate. They overwinter as pupa and are an amazing creature to welcome into your garden.

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