Battus philenor, Pipevine Swallowtail

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Description: Black with bright iridescent blue color on top with cream colored spots along the outer margins of the forewing and hindwing. Underside has bringt orange bar on hindwing.

 

Habitat and Distribution: wooded areas of Southern United States. Reports from the Keys are either strays or mistaken identity

 

Host Plant: Aristolochia sps.

 

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