Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1201292

Old World Swallowtail
Papilio machaon

Observation date: May 27, 2018
Submitted by: J Rachwalski
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: more skittish than other Swallowtails, feeding on common phlox (?) and lilac
Status: Resident
Verified by: Paul Prappas
Verified date: September 23, 2022
Coordinator notes: Old World Swallowtail. I believe this is considered subspecies: oregonius in BC, instead of bairdii. aka: Oregon Swallowtail. Sub-species are not available in BAMONA.
Checklist region(s): Canada, British Columbia