All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Pipevine Swallowtail</strong><br><em>Battus philenor</em>
Pipevine Swallowtail
Battus philenor
Butterfly and moth wings are covered with thousands of tiny scales. The irridescent blue color comes from the refraction of light from microscopic lines on the scales of the wings.

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