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Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly

Papilio aegeus


They also commonly known as Large Citrus Butterfly or Orchard Butterfly. They are the common largest butterflies in Queensland. If you see a very large black butterfly flying pass, most likely it is this Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly.


The male is black with white or cream crescents and a red spot on each wing. The underneath of the male hind-wings have less white and more red patches with small blue crescents. Nothing beats a day at the office like seeing a Butterfly flutter past your window from your standing desk.

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Captain Creek, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Dec 11, 2015
Submitted on Dec 15, 2015

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