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Pipevine? - Battus philenor - female

Pipevine? - Battus philenor - Female
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
May 11, 2007
This beautiful butterfly was moving very fast for a long time. This was the best shot I got, undfortunately. Based on this and the even worse image of the hindwings that I got, I think it's a female Pipevine Swallowtail, Battus philenor.

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Pipevine? - Battus philenor - female Pipevine? - Battus philenor - female

Yes, Pipevine female
the males have blue iridescence (see guide). The Black Swallowtail page has comparisons of all the similar butterflies, by the way.

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