Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1214902

Black Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes

Observation date: July 07, 2019
Submitted by: WINGSaloftinKS
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Saw two of these munching on some dying back Golden Alexander at the demonstration gardens at the county extension office, both relatively the same size, about 1.5-1.75" long. Nearby flowers included purpletop verbena, daisies, blazing star, etc. Weather: 90 degrees, 54% humidity, mostly sunny skies.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: July 07, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Douglas County