Battus philenor (Linnaeus, 1771)

Mt Airy, Pennsylvania, USA 6/78

    Widespread but local from S Canada through the US and Mexico to the Yucutan (as ssp acauda). An isolated central California population is described as ssp hirsuta. A distinct subspecies occurs in the southern Baja peninsula (insularis) and another on the Tres Marias Islands off W Mexico (orsua)