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Never Say 'Pipe Down' to a Pipevine Swallowtail

A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, flashes its colors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Never say "pipe down" to a pipevine swallowtail. It's a butterfly we treasure. You may have seen it nectaring on your butterfly bush. It's black with blue iridescent upper wings and orange arrowhead-like spots on its inner wings.   Butterfly...

A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, flashes its colors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, flashes its colors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, flashes its colors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of a pipevine swallowtail nectaring on a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Side view of a pipevine swallowtail nectaring on a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of a pipevine swallowtail nectaring on a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pipevine  swallowtail in a familiar pose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pipevine swallowtail in a familiar pose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pipevine swallowtail in a familiar pose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Black and blue on blue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Black and blue on blue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Black and blue on blue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pipevine swallowtail in flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pipevine swallowtail in flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pipevine swallowtail in flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 7:46 PM
 
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