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Common Lime Butterfly

Papilio demoleus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Found feeding on a Bougainvillea plant.

Notes:

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.

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18 Comments

Sew
Sew 6 years ago

Thank you guys for all the likes :D :D

Sew
Sew 6 years ago

Ohhhhhhh ya now i get it :D thank you very much Adi...btw it wasn't shy...he was really friendly flying here & there for a very long time untill I get good photos :) its like he's dancing...wish u were there Adi..u will fall in love with it like bhagi :D

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

i feel like photos u captured of this "Common Lime Butterfly" tend to say this butterfly is girlish and shy :P
(But what actually bhagi meant is "girly" which s a common word to refer a friend, who s a girl) !

Sew
Sew 6 years ago

thank you very much for the really nice comment Adi..BTW I can't understand what you said next..does she look like girlish???

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

4th picture is absolutely adorable friend :) Loved it :)
Ha ha..nicely said bhagi " you captured him so great girly" :P. I read it as " how can someone capture photo in girly way" ! Well, photo designs look girly and she s shying like a girl if u observe correctly :)

Sew
Sew 6 years ago

Well that came out from me at the same time girl..I don't know why we always go nuts when we see a butterfly :D

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago

ha ha the support i gave was shouting as OMG Sew so nice wow wow wow!!! ...... no what else ...... you captured him so great girly ...... so happy for you....

Sew
Sew 6 years ago

THNX Nuwan and Marta :D

Sew
Sew 6 years ago

Thanks alot Cha... :D

Sew
Sew 6 years ago

Thank you verymuch Sau...I wish you were there at that time girl...

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 6 years ago

wowwwwww great series Sew!!!!!!

Sew
Sew 6 years ago

AAAAH Thanks D...Glad you noticed it :D

Wow Soo amazing sew ! WOw !

Sew
Sew 6 years ago

Bhagi thnx alot for the comment as well as for the support you gave me when am taking the pic :D

Sew
Sew 6 years ago

thank you Bhawnavij..ya the photo came well than i expected :)

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

Wow..........Excellent series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Very very beautiful sew!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago

wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so so so so beautiful Sew ...... great series

Bhawnavij
Bhawnavij 6 years ago

wonderful picture!!!

Sew
Spotted by
Sew

Kandy CP, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Nov 27, 2013
Submitted on Nov 28, 2013

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