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  Sighting 1229036

Broad-banded Swallowtail
Papilio astyalus

Observation date: August 24, 2019
Submitted by: ddoyle
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I observed this swallowtail sp. feeding on lantana flowers. It was present for at least 20 minutes, feeding on the same plant. I have additional images if these do not show a key field mark for identification.
Status: Stray
Verified by: John Saba
Verified date: August 26, 2019
Coordinator notes: This is Papilio astyalus bajaensis, which does closely resemble P. ornythion, but the latter occurs very far from Arizona. There are no records of P. ornythion from Arizona, nor are any expected. P. astyalus bajaensis is a rare stray to SE AZ where it occurs from late July to mid-Sept.
Checklist region(s): United States, Arizona, Cochise County