Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1160228

Old World Swallowtail
Papilio machaon

Observation date: June 02, 2018
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Saw Three or four on Ridge line With the more common Pale Swallowtail, host Plant was very common all through the Mountains 70 light breeze early afternoon very territorial even the Black Females Have seen these before but never was around to get photo when they landed A Lifer For Us Yea! Finally Got Proof Shots!
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: October 09, 2018
Coordinator notes: This is subspecies bairdii-Ken Davenport