Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1092335

Giant Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes

Observation date: July 30, 2016
Submitted by: Geraldstar
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I live in Southern California. The caterpillar was seen on a young a citrus leaf in my backyard.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 31, 2016
Coordinator notes: Actually, this is a sibling species of P. cresphontes: The Western Giant Swallowtail (Papilio rumiko), recently recognized as a separate species.