Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1248704

Polydamas Swallowtail
Battus polydamas

Observation date: May 17, 2020
Date notes: June 17, 2020
Submitted by: Thendricks3
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found on an ivy type plant in Seminole Florida that does produce pods that turn into a flower. Weather is in the 70-80 degrees. This caterpillar grows to approximately 2”. Brownish red in color and no hair but 2 yellow things pop out when touched. Spikes on it too.
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: May 17, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Pinellas County