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Lime butterfly

Papilio demoleus


Papilio demoleus, the Common Lime Butterfly, is a common and widespread Swallowtail butterfly. 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. The butterfly has also been referred to as the Citrus swallowtail, a name it shares with a morphologically similar species, Papilio demodocus which flies in Africa. The butterfly is a pest and invasive species from the Old World which has spread to the Caribbean and Central America.


resting on basil plant

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Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

That's a lovely shot.

LarryGraziano 9 years ago

beautiful specimen!

JigneshShirke 9 years ago

Thankx CarolSnowMilne & KarenL

KarenL 9 years ago

Lovely shot!

CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Amazing photos! You did great!

JigneshShirke 9 years ago

Thankx Atul

Atul 9 years ago

wow Jignesh that is really cool !!!

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Thane, Union Territory of Dādra and Nagar Haveli, India

Spotted on Nov 13, 2011
Submitted on Nov 13, 2011

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