Orchard Swallowtail

by Joel
(Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Papilio aegeus or the Orchard Swallowtail

Papilio aegeus or the Orchard Swallowtail

In October, I caught the orchard swallowtail. I found it in the bush near our house. It is the biggest butterfly found around Sydney. It has a 11cm wingspan. It likes to feed on citrus plants, so if you looked at your orange or lemon tree you might find a pupa.

The pupa will be green if it is attached to a green leaf or stem, and will be brown if it is attached to a brown stem or leaf.

The caterpillar is green with three white and brown bands.

Comments for Orchard Swallowtail

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 04, 2007
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
cool butterfly!
by: lawson

looks cool!!!!!
I like the colouring on the wings!!
Lawson

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Joel's Journal.

Recent Articles

  1. Covid 19 Homeschool

    Mar 24, 20 01:03 AM

    How to homeschool your kids during Covid 19; 8 Bits of advice to help you enjoy this time and tips to set up a homeschool schedule.

    Read More

  2. Schoolhouse Teachers Online Classes

    Mar 17, 20 04:43 AM

    Schoolhouse Teachers - more than 400 online homeschooling classes for preschool through high school; This page helps to show the scope of the online homeschool classes for your entire family

    Read More

  3. Finishing the Race - How Home Education Prepared me for Life

    Oct 21, 19 10:00 AM

    Finishing Home education
    Suzannah Rowntree led a workshop on Home Education Graduates in May, 2015 and I have stumbled on it once again, and since it's so good, I would like to share it with you all. The article describes in…

    Read More