Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Giant Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes

Observation date: August 23, 2017
Submitted by: billmerritt
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This had just emerged from
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: September 20, 2017
Coordinator notes: This is technically Papilio rumiko, a sister species to the Giant Swallowtail. BAMONA has not recognized that species yet.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): Orange County, United States, California