Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1185690

Giant Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes

Observation date: September 05, 2018
Submitted by: wapperdude
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sunny and pleasant. Unexpected late afternoon visit. Seemed to be taking in the last bits of sunlight.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: September 06, 2018
Coordinator notes: Technically, this is a sibling species recently described: Papilio rumiko (Western Giant Swallowtail).