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Citrus Swallowtail

Papilio demodocus demodocus


Papilio demodocus, also known as the citrus swallowtail, is a large swallowtail butterfly common to sub-Saharan Africa.


Mbaluzi Gorge


Citrus swallowtails pass through approximately three generations per year. Eggs are laid singly on citrus tree leaves. After about six days, the egg hatches into an immature larva.

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Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland

Spotted on Mar 19, 2014
Submitted on Nov 25, 2014


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