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Citrus swallowtail

Papilio demoleus

Description:

60 mm widespan. Little yellow and blue spot in the lower edge of the wings Order: Lepidoptera Family: Papilionidae Genus: Papilio Species: P. demoleus Binomial name Papilio demoleus Linnaeus, 1758

Habitat:

close to the shore

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Citrus Swallowtail
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2 Comments

I don't personally know the species in the philippines but it resembles very much the swallow tails I find in Italy :) maybe an expert could help more

Juan Manuel
Juan Manuel 7 years ago

Tnx, @Adriano. That was my first impression too, but I have a doubt; P. demoleus has an "eye" close to the costa that I can't see in may pic. Is not important for this Species? I have comtemplated some sp. of the graphium genus, but I believe that papilio looks closer...

Juan Manuel
Spotted by
Juan Manuel

Cagayan, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 25, 2013
Submitted on Jun 25, 2013

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