Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1299750

Black Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes

Observation date: July 10, 2021
Date notes: First noticed about a week ago.
Submitted by: Debsinmaine
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Hi! These little peeps have been hanging around my herbs since last week - I’ve never noticed them here before. They are enjoying the dill and parsley, but seem to prefer the shade of the mint and basil rather than munching on the leaves.
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: July 10, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Maine, Cumberland County