Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1293674

Western Giant Swallowtail
Papilio rumiko

Observation date: May 20, 2021
Submitted by: Patricia12
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was unusually low to the ground like it had climbed up the lavender stem. I don't think it had flown yet.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: June 08, 2021
Coordinator notes: As you noted, this is actually Papilio (Heraclides) rumiko, not yet recognized by BAMONA-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Ventura County