Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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  Sighting 1287225

Giant Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes

Observation date: March 24, 2021
Submitted by: Dennis Forsythe
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Emerged from our collection of citrus shrubs in our front yard
Status: Resident
Verified by: Dennis Forsythe
Verified date: March 25, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.