Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1246057

Black Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes

Observation date: April 18, 2020
Submitted by: WINGSaloftinKS
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Watched this male flying around in large circles near the butterfly garden area (at Baker Wetlands), which then landed on the ground for a few minutes with its wings spread out. (Actually saw 3 males total.) Size: Approx. 3" wingspan. Weather: 63 degrees, 43% humidity, clear skies.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: April 20, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Douglas County