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Common lime butterfly is a common and widespread butterfly.It has many other names such as lemon butterfly,lime swallowtail,citrus butterfly,etc.It gets it's name from it's host plant,which is plant of family rutaceae in Asia,but in Australia and Papua New Guinea family fabaceae.Unlike other swallotails Lime butterfly doesn't posses a prominent tail.It is a pest and an invasive species in old world that has been spread to Carribean & Central America.
Found feeding on a Bougainvillea plant.
Am not sure whether it is a newly emerged one or an old one because it's flight was very powerless and didn't even wanted to fly away when i touched him.
Spotted on Nov 27, 2013
Submitted on Nov 28, 2013
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