Sighting for August 17, 2012

Thomas Hodgson

Center West Tisbury
Dukes County, MA

The morning of the 17th, our garden was visited by a giant swallowtail. About the same day, a half mile away, our neighbor saw one, perhaps the same individual. ID confirmed by Dr. Paul Goldstein of the Smithsonian, and by our local butterfly expert, Matt Pelikan. Matt says he believes these are the first-ever Dukes County sightings.

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Giant Swallowtail