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:
RutaceaeCalodendrum capense (Food plant)
RutaceaeCitrus limon (Food plant)
RutaceaeClausena anisata (Food plant)
RutaceaeOricia bachmannii (Food plant)
RutaceaeTeclea nobilis (Food plant)
RutaceaeToddalia asiatica (Food plant)
Literature:

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Papilio demodocus demodocus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400450, retrieved 24 May 2019

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