Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1171731

Zebra Swallowtail
Eurytides marcellus

Observation date: July 19, 2018
Submitted by: Littlewing
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: First time I have ever seen this butterfly and I got so lucky to have gotten two good pictures of it. Pretty flighty butterfly, only in sight for about 5 minutes, did not let me get super close. Feeding from a purple butterfly bush in my yard, next to my house, in the small town of Pittsburg KS. Sunny, hot weather, 90+ degrees. I have a barely established 2 year old butterfly garden with milkweed, dill, butterfly bush, etc. It was only interested in the butterfly bush. Didn't stand still for long at all, always on the move.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: July 20, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Crawford County, United States, Kansas