Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1228911

Short-tailed Swallowtail
Papilio brevicauda

Observation date: June 23, 2018
Submitted by: Andrec
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jmgesell
Verified date: April 04, 2022
Coordinator notes: Something seemed “off” when I initially called this P. polyxenes. The linear yellow stripes on the base of the head onto the thorax didn’t seem right for the species. P. brevicauda fits the location and this appearance. In hindsight, the tails are clearly shorter in this individual than classic P. polyxenes as well. -jmgesell
Checklist region(s): Canada, Quebec