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. Homeschool Planner Options - Choose what suits your style

    Aug 21, 19 11:25 PM

    Choose a homeschool planner option that will suit your needs and your family. Create your DIY Planner or get the 'ready-to-go' Keep on Track or Student

    Read More

  2. Homeschool Planner - DIY Organizer for Day to Day 2019 - 2020

    Aug 21, 19 11:16 PM

    Your Complete Homeschool Planner - DIY 2020! create the planner to meet your planning needs. De-stress about organizing assignment checklists and meal ideas.

    Read More

  3. Wiregrass Secular Homeschoolers

    Aug 21, 19 12:35 AM

    Wiregrass Secular Homeschoolers is a very active group! The primary goal of this group is social, and not just a resource for information, as there are

    Read More