The Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) is a swallowtail butterfly found in North and West and Central America. The butterflies are black with iridescent blue hind wings. They are found in many different habitats, but are most commonly found in forests. The black or red caterpillars feed on Aristolochia species, making them poisonous as both larvae and adults, while the adults feed on the nectar of a variety of flowers.
Species recognized by Haeuser C., Holstein J. & Steiner A., 24-Jun-2006, GloBIS (GART): Global Butterfly Information System in
Attributes / relations provided by ♦1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández ♦2Study of Northern Virginia Ecology