Spend a moment in our Butterfly Rainforest with Ryan talking about the Pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, also called the Blue swallowtail. This species is native to North America, including a good deal of Florida.

These butterflies a model species, which means they are toxic to eat and other butterflies try to look like them to prevent predators from eating them as well. Species like the Spicebush swallowtail mimic them even though they aren’t toxic themselves.

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