Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1315898

Pipevine Swallowtail
Battus philenor

Observation date: November 02, 2021
Date notes: Yes, this was in Canada in early November. The caterpillar would only move, and very slowly at that, when the sun came from behind the clouds. The temperature was 9°C.
Submitted by: Bruce Bolin
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: As the caterpillar was motionless much of the time, I was able to take several photos at slightly different focal planes and then stack the images for this one for a greater depth of field.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rosslayberry
Verified date: November 04, 2021
Coordinator notes: larva
Checklist region(s): Canada, Ontario