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Lime Butterfly (Female)

Papilio demoleus libanius


This is a matured female Lime Butterfly, Papilio demoleus libanius (Fruhstorfer, 1908), the ssp occurring in the Philippines. As it matures, its color turns to brown in general with tan/yellowish spots on its wings. Compare with a young Lime butterfly - - which is colored black in general with white spots on its wings.


Backyard garden, spotted on Yellow Alder flowers (Turnera ulmifolia).

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Thank you for your comment, Rieko. And thanks for liking, Toshimi and LandmarkExpert :)

RiekoS 7 years ago

Very beautiful.

Thank you, Jill! Thank you, Marta! :)

JillBlack 7 years ago


The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Precious butterfly!

Thanks Adi! :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Fantastic series Agnes!

Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 5, 2013
Submitted on Aug 7, 2013

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