Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1179851

Observation date: August 17, 2018
Submitted by: casita
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I saw about 50 adult atalas feeding in a cabbage palm tree next to the Brazilian garden in the Naples Botanical Garden.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: August 21, 2018
Coordinator notes: This species is not historically known from Southwest Florida, suggesting that perhaps it was inadvertently brought into the area with coontie plants that originated from the Miami area
Checklist region(s): Collier County, United States, Florida