Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1229462

Pipevine Swallowtail
Battus philenor

Observation date: August 27, 2019
Submitted by: WINGSaloftinKS
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Saw two of these flying through the Butterfly Bed at the county extension demonstration gardens. First one seen was depositing eggs on Dutchman's Pipe Vine. Can see a couple of the eggs on the vine. Deposited, then flew up and away from it a little bit, then back to it several times, then off to nectar on the pink phlox. Weather: 79 degrees, 50% humidity, clear sunny skies. Note: Saw two of these, and they were flying around and feeding so furiously, along with all the other butterflies, that I'm not sure which photos on the phlox are of which one.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: August 27, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Douglas County