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.

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Dec 04, 2007
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cool butterfly!
by: lawson

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

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