Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1214908

Black Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes

Observation date: July 07, 2019
Submitted by: WINGSaloftinKS
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Took photos of 6 caterpillars, all at varying stages/sizes on the same Common Rue plant that was in a planter with red cone flowers and another annual, that was located in a partially shaded area at the county extension office demonstration gardens. There were actually more on there; the rest being first instar stage. Sizes ranged from: almost 2" long to .25". Weather: 90 degrees, 54% humidity, mostly clear skies.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: July 07, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Douglas County