Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1134653

Pipevine Swallowtail
Battus philenor

Observation date: August 15, 2017
Date notes: These were eating the leaves on our Elephant Ears
Submitted by: Laura
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: All of these were on one plant. I've never seen a Pipevine in Minnesota, let alone a larva, of any butterfly.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: Tom Middagh
Verified date: August 28, 2017
Coordinator notes: Very rare for MN. Good find! This would be only the second report for the state on this site.
Checklist region(s): Hennepin County, United States, Minnesota