Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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  Sighting 1269387

Spicebush Swallowtail
Papilio troilus

Observation date: August 16, 2020
Submitted by: JerryGriggs
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Fresh butterfly viewed easily at flowers in back garden. Apparent male. We have noticed species here three times this season so far.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Dennis Forsythe
Verified date: August 18, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.