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Papilio aegeus

Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly at Wolumla, NSW

Papilio aegeus at Wolumla, NSW - 14 Aug 2018
Papilio aegeus at Wolumla, NSW - 14 Aug 2018
Papilio aegeus at Wolumla, NSW - 14 Aug 2018
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Identification history

Papilio (Princeps) aegeus 12 May 2020 GlennCocking
Papilio (Princeps) aegeus 12 May 2020 GlennCocking
Unidentified 14 Aug 2018 PatriciaDaly

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Cocoon found on cumquat tree. Can it be identified? I was wondering if it would harm the tree.

6 comments

KerriLee wrote:
   15 Aug 2018
lovely! And, no, it won't harm the tree. If it emerges, it will be a winged adult and fly off. Only caterpillars feed ... so it's already done any harm it was ever going to do. Now, what species ... ? I have an idea, but I'll just check a couple of books. Better still, could you collect it (preferably on a piece of branch, without disturbing it) and keep it contained to see what emerges??
KerriLee wrote:
   15 Aug 2018
the pupal shape looks very much like an Orchard Butterfly (Papilio aegeus), although it's more dusty-brown that usual. Beautiful insects! OK, their caterpillars do rather like citrus, but heh ... sharing is OK. They don't eat that much :)

Let's hope it's alive, and the dusty pupal case isn't a sign of something amiss inside (eg a parasite).
   15 Aug 2018
Shoebox container? Does it need air holes?
KerriLee wrote:
   15 Aug 2018
Just a stick in a jar will do. Once it starts to eclose, it will take a while to open its wings. I wouldn't bother with a cover
   11 May 2020
Did it emerge Patricia? I'm pretty sure Kerrie is right about Papilio aegeus
   11 May 2020
Alas no, I kept it for some time, eventually cracked it open and it was empty. Eaten by something else?

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Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Wolumla, NSW - 2 Sep 2020 by PatriciaDaly
Oxycanus silvanus (Pale Oxycanus) at Wolumla, NSW - 29 May 2020 by PatriciaDaly
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Wolumla, NSW - 27 Nov 2019 by PatriciaDaly
Nyctophilus geoffroyi (Lesser Long-eared Bat) at Wolumla, NSW - 31 May 2019 by PatriciaDaly
Rhipidura albiscapa (Grey Fantail) at Wolumla, NSW - 16 May 2019 by PatriciaDaly
Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Wolumla, NSW - 27 Feb 2019 by PatriciaDaly
Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at Wolumla, NSW - 27 Feb 2019 by PatriciaDaly
Neorrhina punctata (Spotted flower chafer) at Wolumla, NSW - 14 Feb 2019 by PatriciaDaly
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Wolumla, NSW - 21 Jan 2019 by PatriciaDaly
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Wolumla, NSW - 8 Jan 2019 by PatriciaDaly
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Wolumla, NSW - 17 Dec 2018 by PatriciaDaly
Oxycanus silvanus (Pale Oxycanus) at Wolumla, NSW - 30 May 2018 by PatriciaDaly
Phytolacca octandra (Inkweed) at Wolumla, NSW - 16 May 2018 by PatriciaDaly
Tagetes minuta (Stinking Roger) at Wolumla, NSW - 25 Mar 2018 by PatriciaDaly
Zodariidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Ant spider or Spotted ground spider) at Wolumla, NSW - 13 Mar 2018 by PatriciaDaly
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Wolumla, NSW - 18 Jan 2018 by PatriciaDaly
Pteropus poliocephalus (Grey-headed Flying-fox) at Wolumla, NSW - 22 Dec 2017 by PatriciaDaly
Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) at Wolumla, NSW - 22 Nov 2017 by PatriciaDaly
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Wolumla, NSW - 9 Oct 2017 by PatriciaDaly
Scythrops novaehollandiae (Channel-billed Cuckoo) at Wolumla, NSW - 8 Oct 2017 by PatriciaDaly
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Wolumla, NSW - 6 Oct 2017 by PatriciaDaly
Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Wolumla, NSW - 25 Sep 2017 by PatriciaDaly
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Wolumla, NSW - 5 Apr 2017 by PatriciaDaly
Sceliphron formosum (Formosum mud-dauber) at Wolumla, NSW - 27 Mar 2017 by PatriciaDaly
Pauropsalta sp. (Squeaker) at Wolumla, NSW - 2 Dec 2016 by PatriciaDaly
Tipulidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crane Fly) at Wolumla, NSW - 7 Nov 2016 by PatriciaDaly
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Wolumla, NSW - 1 Feb 2016 by PatriciaDaly
Lobelia purpurascens (White Root) at Wolumla, NSW - 1 Feb 2016 by PatriciaDaly
Aseroe rubra (Anemone Stinkhorn) at Wolumla, NSW - 6 Jun 2014 by PatriciaDaly
Glossopsitta concinna (Musk Lorikeet) at Wolumla, NSW - 20 Apr 2014 by PatriciaDaly
Phallus rubicundus (Phallus rubicundus) at Wolumla, NSW - 8 Dec 2013 by PatriciaDaly
Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Wolumla, NSW - 6 Sep 2013 by PatriciaDaly
Strepera versicolor (Grey Currawong) at Wolumla, NSW - 12 May 2013 by PatriciaDaly
Aviceda (Aviceda) subcristata (Pacific Baza) at Wolumla, NSW - 11 Mar 2013 by PatriciaDaly
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Wolumla, NSW - 11 May 2012 by PatriciaDaly
Marasmius oreades (Fairy-ring Champignon) at Wolumla, NSW - 21 Mar 2012 by PatriciaDaly
Amanita farinacea (Amanita farinacea) at Wolumla, NSW - 16 Feb 2011 by PatriciaDaly

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 14 Aug 2018 04:01 PM Recorded on
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