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Green-banded Swallowtail

Papilio nireus lyaeus

Description:

Wingspan male: 75-90 mm Female: 85- 95 mm.

Habitat:

Forest edges, parks and gardens, flatlands. Common, widespread in wooded areas from W Cape to E Cape, KZN, Limpopo,Mpumalanga and NW provinces.

Notes:

Flight period: Year-round in warmer areas, peaks Nov and Feb!

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5 Comments

SachindraUmesh
SachindraUmesh 7 years ago

wow!

keaganbadenhorst
keaganbadenhorst 7 years ago

Awesome find

Mari du Preez
Mari du Preez 7 years ago

stunning!

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 7 years ago

My favorite!!! Well done!! Excellent spotting!!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 7 years ago

very pretty butterfly...love that color.

Neilen Joyce
Spotted by
Neilen Joyce

Knysna Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Mar 8, 2013
Submitted on Mar 8, 2013

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