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,
The beautiful dark bronzy green butterfly, Papilio philenor, is inedible both in larva and perfect insect, and it is mimicked by the equally dark
Limenitis misippus mimics Danais archippus, 248 ursula mimics Papilio philenor, 248
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.
The caterpillars of our own black-and-blue pipevine swallowtail (Battus philenor) eat nothing but pipevine leaves.
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