Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1193260

Giant Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes

Observation date: October 26, 2018
Submitted by: mike55
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Taken on the wall of my house in Burbank Ca., just below the the Verdugo Hills.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: October 27, 2018
Coordinator notes: This is actually a sibling species, Papilio rumiko, recently recognized as a different species not yet recognized by BAMONA. I am familiar with that area as my relatives lived in Burbank, including Verdugo Lane and Reese Place. Your species has only recently colonized that area-Ken Davenport