Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 937897

Broad-banded Swallowtail
Papilio astyalus

Observation date: October 16, 2013
Submitted by: ktnbcn
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Stray
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: October 31, 2013
Coordinator notes: This is a female Papilio astyalus. I verified the sighting using figures in Opler/Mialikul "Eastern Butterflies" and web site photos from the link below. This is the first photo on BAMONA I see of this species, please consider allowing BAMONA to use it on the species id page. Great find! SAT http://butterfliesofamerica.com/imagehtmls/Papilionidae/Papilio_astyalus_bajaensis_PARATYPE_F-SDNHM-2_i.htm
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Hidalgo County