Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1187624

Giant Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes

Observation date: September 14, 2018
Submitted by: Blsilvers
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Two swallowtail caterpillars observed on dwarf lemon tree.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: September 16, 2018
Coordinator notes: This is actually the Western Giant Swallowtail (Papilio rumiko), a recently described sibling species not yet recognized by BAMONA-Ken Davenport