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|Caterpillar Hostplants||Wooly Dutchman's Pipe (Aristolochia tomentosa), Virginia Dutchman's Pipe (Aristolochia serpentaria), Texas Dutchman's Pipe (Aristolochia reticulata), as well as other species not native to North Texas. Especially fond of White-Veined Dutchman's Pipe (Aristolochia fimbriata).|
|Seasonal Flight Data||March - November|
Similar species: Female dark form Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus), Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes), Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus), Red-Spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax).
Description: Above, the forewings are a uniform black, the hindwing being a shimmering metallic blue-green in the male, a grayish black in the female, both having a submarginal row of white spots. The underside has a row of orange spots set in a blue band.
Size: 3 - 4 inches