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Green-banded Swallowtail

Papilio nireus lyaeus


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


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


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

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keaganbadenhorst 9 years ago

Awesome find

Mari du Preez
Mari du Preez 9 years ago


Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 9 years ago

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

OnengDyah 9 years ago

very pretty 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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