Papilio demodocus demodocus - Citrus swallowtail

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Papilio demodocus
Papilio demodocus

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Maleme Dam Rest Camp entrance, Matobo National Park.

Species details:

Note: Easily recognized from other Papilio spp by the absence of tails on the hindwings and the more spotted character of the wings.
Distribution: Common and widespread in southern Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
PtaeroxylaceaePtaeroxylon obliquum (Food plant)
RutaceaeCitrus limon (Food plant)
RutaceaeClausena anisata (Food plant)
RutaceaeOricia bachmannii (Food plant)
RutaceaeTeclea nobilis (Food plant)
RutaceaeToddalia asiatica (Food plant)
Literature:

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Papilio demodocus demodocus.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400450, retrieved 28 March 2017

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