Pipevine Swallowtail

Battus philenor

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Battus philenor, the pipevine swallowtail or blue swallowtail, is a swallowtail butterfly found in North America and Central America. This butterfly is black with iridescent-blue hindwings. They are found in many different habitats, but are most commonly found in forests. Caterpillars are often black or red, and feed on compatible plants of the genus Aristolochia. The adults feed on the nectar of a variety of flowers. Some species of Aristolochia are toxi

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