Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 549825

Asian Swallowtail
Papilio xuthus

Observation date: August 04, 2011
Submitted by: widowt
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Caterpillar was green. Watched it live and eat my orange plant for about 3 weeks. Made itself a chrysallis about a week ago. This morning of 8-4-11 at 7:30 am it was already perched outside of its chrysallis. Stayed on the orange plant for at least an hour even when the plant was moved (to a safer location, I have a cat). It then flew around and stayed on the flowers of a nearby bougainvillia tree for about 2 minutes then flew away. Weather was sunny with gentle tradewinds about 7-10 mph
Status: Resident
Verified by: James F. Snyder
Verified date: August 21, 2011
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Hawaii, Honolulu County