Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1224450

Giant Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes

Observation date: August 10, 2019
Submitted by: WINGSaloftinKS
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Seen flying in the middle of a meadow at the off-leash dog park, feeding on Plains Milkweed. Bat its wings constantly while feeding. Would feed, fly around (staying within an approximately 20' radius) and feed again. Large chunks of hind wings missing. Size: Approx. 5 - 5.5" wingspan. Weather: Extremely muggy, 86 degrees, 71% humidity, partly cloudy skies.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: August 10, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Douglas County