Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly (Battus philenor)
The Pipevine Swallowtail beauty has a shiny blue and black body and white spots on the upper side of the hind wings. The blue underneath the hindwings encircles one row of orange colors. These swift fliers are usually low to the ground and do not stay at one flower for a long time. They enjoy open wooded areas and forest edges.
The chrysalis resembles dried leaves, so they are well camouflaged. They are either brown and tan or yellow and green, depending on their pupate location. They overwinter as pupa and are amazing creatures to welcome into your garden.
See the Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar on the move to find a safe place to pupate.