Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1136115

Pipevine Swallowtail
Battus philenor

Observation date: August 21, 2017
Date notes: 84°F/29°C The very beginning of the 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE as it is waning forward it got a bit cooler & is getting darker by the moment. Wind gusts, partly cloudy & Sunny & as stated, it is currently being eclipsed by the Moon. (80% here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).
Submitted by: Bkripto
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Rolling across the Zinnias very quickly as the Eclipse appears as it is getting dusk. Unsure of my guess being a Atlides halesus because no red color? (2½" inches/62mm).
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwright
Verified date: August 21, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Beaver County, United States, Pennsylvania