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Egg of Dingy Swallowtail

Papilio anactus,

Description:

Freshly laid by a Papilio anactus, on a new lime tree leaf this morning.

Habitat:

Citrus trees, new growth.

Notes:

I watched the female lay this egg. Due to the proliference of parasitical wasps on both the eggs and caterpillars, and having tried to raise a caterpillar only to have this happen, I'm going to try and raise this egg myself. Seen in Ascot Vale, Melbourne

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 12, 2014
Submitted on Jan 12, 2014

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