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Photo#444008
Green Swallowtail - Battus philenor - male

Green Swallowtail - Battus philenor - Male
Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana, USA
August 18, 2010
Is this a Green Swallowtail? Taken on a high ridge in a domestic flower bed in a heavily wooded area.

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Green Swallowtail - Battus philenor - male Green Swallowtail - Battus philenor - male

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Pipevine Swallowtail
This is a beautiful Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

 
Pipevine Swallowtail
Thanks. I noticed mine is much more shiny than other photos. Also, the row of spots on the upper wing is very faded than others. Why?

 
The light spots vary
often they are faint on males. The blue is reflective and how it looks varies with the angle the light hits it (may look green or purple at some angles too). Your two photos show this beautifully. Also, your specimen is in very fresh condition, so it still has pristine unfaded colors and pattern.

Pipevine Swallowtail
Battus philenor

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