Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 996451

White-crescent Swallowtail
Mimoides thymbraeus

Observation date: August 03, 2014
Submitted by: Geni Certain
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Observed in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico, nectaring on lantana in bright sunlight. The wingspan was about 8-10 centimeters. The butterfly fluttered its forewings continuously and changed flowers frequently. The abdomen appeared to be solid black. The head or upper thorax had four pairs of cream colored spots.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Doug Taron
Verified date: January 05, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Mexico, Michoacan de Ocampo