Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A butterfly, Papillo philenor, one of the handsomest of the North American swallowtails.

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  • Above them butterflies hover, float, alight, sip, and sail away -- the great dark, velvety, pipe-vine swallow-tail _ (Papilio philenor) _, its green-shaded hind wings marked with little white half moons; the yellow and brown, common,

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  • The beautiful dark bronzy green butterfly, Papilio philenor, is inedible both in larva and perfect insect, and it is mimicked by the equally dark

    Darwinism (1889)

  • Limenitis misippus mimics Danais archippus, 248 ursula mimics Papilio philenor, 248

    Darwinism (1889)

  • There is also in the Southern and Western States a dark female form of the yellow Papilio turnus, which in all probability obtains protection from its general resemblance to P. philenor.

    Darwinism (1889)

  • The caterpillars of our own black-and-blue pipevine swallowtail (Battus philenor) eat nothing but pipevine leaves.

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