Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1357115

Observation date: May 27, 2023
Date notes: It is exact
Submitted by: charm
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: He was crawling on the ground in the way of foot traffic and he crawled onto this leaf when I put it in front of him to save him from foot traffic. He was not eating that leaf. It just looked black with long black hairs but when I took the picture with flash, it revealed the blue and orange spots. The weather was around 70 degrees and sunny. There were a lot of eastern? Yellow swallowtails flying around nearby.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: May 28, 2023
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Virginia, Madison County