Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1371498

Giant Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes

Observation date: September 15, 2023
Submitted by: JerryGriggs
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Tattered individual came to feed on potted Lantana, spending about half an hour. Never still, but could be approached for nice photos. Right hindwing absent. Only third one we've seen here (in 20+ years), the first to linger.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Dennis Forsythe
Verified date: September 18, 2023
Coordinator notes: None.