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  Sighting 1337661

Ruby-spotted Swallowtail
Papilio anchisiades

Observation date: March 09, 2019
Submitted by: Charlie Doggett
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: In hotel gardens, Hotel Punta Leona, Jaco, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: August 05, 2022
Coordinator notes: This was originally misidentified as an Emerald-patched Cattleheart, Parides sesostris - but it does not have the large white patch on FW nor the small red spot on HW. Thus I am now convinced that it is a Ruby-spotted Swallowtail, Papilio anchisiades.
Checklist region(s): Costa Rica