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

<strong>Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly</strong><br> <em>Battus philenor</em><br> April 22, 2006<br>
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly
Battus philenor
April 22, 2006
These beautiful butterflies lay their eggs on the large, heart-shaped Dutchman's Pipe vine leaves. The caterpillars are black with reddish-orange spikes. See the following photo to see the butterfly with its' wings closed, it looks very different.