The Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly (Battus Philenor) is a swallowtail butterfly found in North America and Central America. The first thing you probably notice about these beautiful butterflies is their vibrant wings. The upper surface of the hindwing is iridescent blue or blue-green. The underside of the hindwing has 7 round orange spots. Pipevine Swallowtail butterflies have a wingspan of 2-5 inches.
Adult male Pipevine Swallowtail butterflies spend most of their time feeding and searching for a mate. Adult female Pipevine Swallowtail butterflies spend most of their time feeding and being courted by the males. Their primary habitat is a variety of open woodland and woodland edges. They feed solely on the nectar from flowers, including thistles.