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Photo#26592
Pipevine Swallowtail - Battus philenor - male

Pipevine Swallowtail - Battus philenor - Male
Elk River Falls, North Carolina, USA
July 20, 2005
Size: Body about 2" long
From what I have seen on this site, I thought that maybe this butterfly was a Pipevine Swallowtail, but I would like a confirmation of that. The photo was taken at the bottom of a large waterfall where the butterfly was sipping water from a small depression in a rock.

I think the puddling behavior
I think the puddling behavior indicates that this is a male.

 
I'd say
that the degree of blue irridescence on the hindwings also suggests a male. Very nice shot!

Yes it is
A Pipevine Swallowtail .. beautifull picture of one ..
nice shot

Marion

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