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Pipevine Swallowtail

Battus philenor

Description:

Blue butterfly

Habitat:

By Sacramento river

2 Species ID Suggestions

AdamLoch
AdamLoch 9 years ago
Pipevine Swallowtail
Battus philenor Pipevine Swallowtail


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5 Comments

annorion
annorion 9 years ago

Hey Mitchel...same for this one....since it is not a Monarch can you please remove from the Monarch Migration mission? Thanks for your help!

MitchelLeon
MitchelLeon 9 years ago

Thanks

AdamLoch
AdamLoch 9 years ago

But I got the ID a minute before you. Haha Just kidding just kind of weird we got it so close to each other.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 9 years ago

It is a Pipevine Swallowtail and from the brightness of the iridescent blue most likely a male. The iridescence on females is very slight. Great capture since they like to flutter their wings while feeding.

AdamLoch
AdamLoch 9 years ago

Im pretty sure that is either a Black Swallowtail or a Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly. Great picture!

MitchelLeon
Spotted by
MitchelLeon

Sacramento, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 14, 2012
Submitted on Jun 28, 2012

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