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Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar - (Battus philenor)

Many butterflies mimic the Pipevine thanks to its reputation for tasting awful at every life stage.

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Adult Form: Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Battus
Species: philenor
The Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar can be detailed through the following descriptors for identification:
red body; purple; body; black body; orange body; orange tentacles; bumps; brown; millipede; antennae; orange dots; black head; legs side; orange bumps; brown head; red head; wine; maroon; blood red.

This caterpillar has been found in the following North American states and territories:
Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Mexico.

Note that the states/territories listed are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar as insects typically go where they please, driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)

The map below showcases (in blue) the states and territories of North America where the Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America

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