Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1310057

Western Giant Swallowtail
Papilio rumiko

Observation date: August 29, 2021
Submitted by: JudyLY
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I only got one photo of this very fast moving butterfly. I did get good looks and also saw at least two additional ones at different sections along the trail.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: September 10, 2021
Coordinator notes: We are calling this the Western Giant Swallowtail: Heraclides rumiko.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County