Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1138627

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus

Observation date: August 19, 2017
Submitted by: Beth Grace
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The butterfly nectared for 5-10 minutes on ironweed flowers (Vernonia fasciculate) growing on the banks of the Snake River in Pine County, Minnesota. Weather was sunny, light breeze and temperature was tin the mid 70s. Wings were quite tattered, but it flew with strength. I noticed the single row of yellow spots on the wings.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Tom Middagh
Verified date: September 18, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Pine County, United States, Minnesota