Pipevine Swallowtail - Battus philenor
A female Pipevine Swallowtail at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Arizona. These sometimes stray into Southern California as far as the coast. All these photos were taken Sept. 25, 2007.
Pipevine Swallowtail - Battus philenor
A male Pipevine Swallowtail - note the irridescent hind wings. These were swarming the Lantana at the Arboretum that day.
Pipevine Swallowtail - Battus philenor
Ventral of a Pipevine Swallowtail - Battus philenor.
Pipevine Swallowtail - Battus philenor
Close-up of the hind wing of Battus philenor.
Original taxonomic description of Pipevine Swallowtail - Battus philenor, by Linnaeus
This is the original description of Battus philenor in Linnaeus' Mantissa plantarum of 1771, p. 535.

©Dennis Walker