Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1121073

Tailed Cecropian
Historis acheronta

Observation date: October 30, 2011
Date notes: date and time stamp taken from camera image
Submitted by: tripp.davenport...
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: this butterfly was feeding on a spent orange half, discarded in the carport area. At the time I took the photos, I did not take the time to look carefully, assuming the butterfly was a tawny emperor as they are common visitors to our yard. It was not until I was clearing out photos from my archives that I can across this image and recalled this butterfly, upon identification, felt it was important to submit this sighting for the historical record for this rare stray to Texas.
Status: Stray
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: June 23, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Uvalde County, United States, Texas