Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1102915

Black Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes

Observation date: September 15, 2016
Submitted by: Joanne Finch
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found on tomatoe plant with lots of droppings and eaten leaves.
Status: Resident
Verified by: sharonstichter2
Verified date: October 26, 2016
Coordinator notes: Does not eat tomato, but rather parsley, dill and fennel. Perhaps it was getting ready to pupate; it is the final instar or growth stage.
Checklist region(s): United States, Connecticut, Tolland County