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Dainty Swallowtail Caterpillar, Dingy Swallowtail Caterpillar. Citrus Swallowtail Butterfly.

Papilio anactus


Approx. 7cm long


Mainly warm, dry Eastern states of Australia.


The young feed exclusively on Native Australian Citrus Plants although has adapted to thrive on introduced citrus plant species. As such numbers are on the rise.

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TamDalton 5 years ago

Joined! Thanks for letting me know!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Nice series of pics. Welcome to Project Noah. No need to put all possible names in the common name field. You can pick one and add the others into notes. I suppose it's better than most Aussie critters which don't even have a common name. Enjoy the site. There is a big group on Facebook you might like to join too

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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Mar 11, 2015
Submitted on Mar 11, 2015

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