Sighting for August 27, 2019

AnnaLisa Allegretti

Fairmount Park/private property
Philadelphia County, PA

This bush is typically populated with plenty of Eastern Tiger Swallowtails, on occasional Black Swallowtail, and various smaller butterflies, but this is the first I have ever seen a Giant Swallowtail and was videoing the newcomer, when our first Monarch in memory also landed in front of the camera. I had recently found another Monarch 16 miles NW of this spot, missing a torso and half of three of his wing sections, but he lived over 24 hours after I found him.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch 1

Giant Swallowtail