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Papilio aegeus

Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly at undefined

Papilio aegeus at undefined - 12 Feb 2018
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Identification history

Papilio aegeus 12 May 2018 CharlesDove

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User's notes

Also called the Orchard Swallowtail


plants wrote:
   13 May 2018
This is the female, much more white than male.
   13 May 2018
Yes plants note the species of plant she was laying eggs on, she flew around and specifically selected this particular species each time
plants wrote:
   13 May 2018
The species appears to be Zieria smihtii, so this make sense as she lays on plants in the Rutaceae family (lemons, etc).

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 12 Feb 2018 12:00 AM Recorded on
  • CharlesDove Recorded by
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