pipevine swallowtail

(Battus philenor)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed pipevine swallowtail

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

Occurrence

Rare stray

Flight/Season

Two broods: late May to June, and July through August.

Habitat

Open woodland, woodland edges.

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Identification

 

 
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Larval Food

Dutchman’s pipe.

 
Adult Food

Flower nectar, including thistle, beebalm, lilac, phlox, dame’s rocket, verbena, lupine.

 
Life Cycle

 

 
Behavior

 


Range Range Map   Sources: 21.

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Taxonomy

Order:

Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)

 

Suborder:

Glossata

 

Infraorder:

Neolepidoptera

 

Parvorder:

Heteroneura

 

No Rank:

Ditrysia

 

No Rank:

Obtectomera

 

Superfamily:

Papilionoidea (butterflies)

 

Family:

Papilionidae (swallowtails)

 

Subfamily:

Papilioninae (swallowtails)

 

Tribe:

Troidini

 

Subtribe:

Battina

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

pipevine swallowtail


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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