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Common lime

Papilo demoleus

Description:

Papilio demoleus is a common and widespread swallowtail butterfly. The butterfly is also known as the common lime butterfly, lemon butterfly, lime swallowtail, small citrus butterfly, chequered swallowtail, dingy swallowtail and citrus swallowtail. These common names refer to their host plants, which are usually citrus species such as the cultivated lime. Unlike most swallowtail butterflies, it does not have a prominent tail.

Habitat:

The butterfly is a pest and invasive species from Asia and Australia which has spread to the Caribbean and Central America.

Notes:

Picture taken at London, Natural History museum Exhibition http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/s...

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Lavi
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Lavi

London, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on May 21, 2017
Submitted on Jun 30, 2017

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