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Battus philenor? - Battus philenor

Battus philenor? - Battus philenor
Sarita, Kenedy County, Texas, USA
April 17, 2011
Size: ~1.5 inches
Found crawling on sandy soil at the Hwy 77 rest stop ~ 7 miles S of Sarita, TX. Pretty sure it is B. philendor, but not sure if other species of Battus have similarly colored larvae as B. philendor or not.



Moved from ID Request.

Pipevine Swallowtail
It looks like a Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) to me. The closely related Polydamas Swallowtail (Battus polydamas) doesn't seem to have the same coloration in the early instars.

Pipevine: Polydamas:

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