Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1238636

Variable Swallowtail
Mimoides phaon

Observation date: October 23, 2008
Submitted by: Martin Reid
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: First U.S. record. This is the enhanced record for Sighting 481068. Found resting in small clearing next to entrance pond at Santa Ana NWR. Light north breeze ; many Giant Swallowtails were moving north during the day.
Status: Stray
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: February 20, 2020
Coordinator notes: Old record deleted/rejected by BAMONA. This updated record replaces it. SAT
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Hidalgo County