Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1271497

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus

Observation date: August 25, 2020
Submitted by: marina viotto
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Noticed being in areal"combat with a Eastern tiger swallowtail, (2X), then landing on butterfly bushes flowers, for a few seconds. After 2 minutes final disappearance. Very fidgety, difficult to photograph.
Status: Resident
Verified by: CA Ivy
Verified date: August 27, 2020
Coordinator notes: Aberrant dark form female
Checklist region(s): United States, South Carolina, Oconee County