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Common Lime Butterfly

Papilio demoleus

Description:

It gets its name from its host plants which are usually citrus species such as the cultivated lime. Unlike most swallowtail butterflies it does not have a prominent tail. This butterfly is an avid mud-puddler and visitor of flowers. It basks with its wings held wide open on tufts of grass, herbs and generally keeps within a metre above the ground, even on cloudy days. It relies on its quick flight for escape.

Habitat:

Near flowering gardens.

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Common Lime Butterfly
Papilio demoleus Papilio demoleus


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1 Comment

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thanks a lot Nuwan.

Wild Things
Spotted by
Wild Things

Jalna, Mahārāshtra, India

Spotted on Jul 22, 2011
Submitted on Jul 22, 2011

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