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Battus philenor
Battus philenor
Pipevine Swallowtail
Photographer: Darlene LaMont

ID: 0000 0000 0710 0512 (2010-07-03)

Copyright © 2010 Darlene LaMont

  • date of photo  Jun 27, 2010
  • location   Hallberg Butterfly Gardens, Graton (Sonoma County, California, US)
  • family Papilionidae
  • order Lepidoptera
  • class Insecta
  • habitat  on Aristolochia californica, pipevine plants - the only food of this caterpillar (larva)
  • notes   A more specific name for this California form is Battus philenor hirsuta, Hairy Pipevine Swallowtail (or Hairy Blue Swallowtail). This larva is beginning to rear up and display its horns to fend off an enemy. It is possible that the caterpillar is also giving off an unpleasant smell.
  • keywords: Pipevine Swallowtail Hairy Blue Black butterfly larva caterpillar
  • camera   Sony HX1
  • contributor's ID #  HY005407 med
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Insect

  • common names   Pipevine Swallowtail (photographer)
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