Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1323061

Old World Swallowtail
Papilio machaon

Observation date: May 31, 2012
Submitted by: Jonathan Batkin
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Also seen on the following day, flying around the summit of Atalaya Mountain and taking perches.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 06, 2022
Coordinator notes: Jonathan, this is quite a rag, with few diagnostic marks available. Nevertheless, I think it is Old World based on the yellow tegulae and diffuse inner edges of the dorsal yellow postmedian bands. NIce work!!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Santa Fe County