Papilio torquatus M one of the subspecies since it's not the "typical" one.
Holy. Shit. My theories were right. I dropped a line on my friend's FB and he confirmed my suspicions and canceled any doubts.
To quote Ben:
"Brittany, this certainly is a female P. torquatus. Not only that, but many cases of sexual dimorphism in the Papilio family are a mimicry-related shifts in Papilio females looking to protect themselves by appearing as toxic males or females of other Papilio species. You might want to look into "Mimetic butterflies support Wallace’s model of sexual dimorphism" by Krushnamegh Kunte, Proceedings of the Royal Society B (2008) 275, 1617–1624."
Smh......incredible. I will be looking into that most definitely. I also managed to find out something about them via a Russian butterfly site.
Had to edit this a bit obviously. But damn.