The Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly
( Battus philenor ) is a swallowtail
butterfly which is found in North and
Central America . The butterfly ranges
from southern Canada southwards
across USA to Mexico , Tres Marias
islands and onto Guatemala and Costa
Rica . in the United States , the
butterfly is found in New England
down to Florida , from Southern
Ontario ( Canada ) to Nebraska , Texas
, Arizona , California , Oregon and
New Mexico . The upper surface of the
hind wings of the male butterfly has
an iridescent metallic blue sheen . The
hindwings also have a series of pale ,
arrow head markings above and a
single row of seven round orange
spots . After mating , females lay
batches of eggs on the underside of
the leaves of a host plant . The
caterpillars feed in small groups when
young , but become solitary when
older .


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  • Smile
    Smileabout 7 years ago

    Fantastic capture, wonderful colours and details!

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanabout 7 years ago

    just beautiful Eyal.

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasabout 7 years ago

    Thanks Nikki & ginnymac :-)

  • jesika
    jesikaabout 7 years ago

    It’s not fair, I really have to find my way over the ocean.
    Where’s my bus pass???

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasabout 7 years ago

    Jesika, cross the ocean with a buss,,, ummm I’ll talk to my pilot to give you a free flight :-)

  • ColdHeartGraphix
    ColdHeartGraphixabout 7 years ago

    Excellent shot

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasabout 7 years ago

    Thank you coldheart. :-)

  • plasmatwin
    plasmatwinabout 7 years ago


  • Rusty  Gladdish
    Rusty Gladdishabout 7 years ago

    Black Beauty!!

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasabout 7 years ago

    Plasmatwin & rusty, Thank you. Much appreciated

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