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Large Citrus Butterfly at Barragga Bay, NSW

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Papilio (Princeps) aegeus at Barragga Bay, NSW - 16 Jan 2018
Papilio (Princeps) aegeus at Barragga Bay, NSW - 16 Jan 2018

Identification history

Swallowtail (Papilionidae) Papilio (Princeps) aegeus 17 Jan 2018 KerriLee
Unidentified 16 Jan 2018 narelle

Author's notes

Its about two and a half cm long

3 comments

KerriLee wrote:
   17 Jan 2018
Hi Narelle ... nice find! This is the caterpillar of the beautiful Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio aegeus). And, from its posture and colouration, I'd say it is just about to pupate! If you can, perhaps take a shot again in a day or so .. the pupal case is really amazing!
KerriLee wrote:
   17 Jan 2018
Oh, and this is a native species. They are normally found in wet, open forest but have also adapted quite nicely to gardens and orchards ... hence the common name.
narelle wrote:
   17 Jan 2018
Ok Great KerriLee. I will do that. How exciting

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Nearby Sightings

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Bolete sp. (A Bolete) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 7 Mar 2018 Eudocima fullonia at Barragga Bay, NSW - 23 Feb 2018 Paroplites australis (Banksia longicorn beetle) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 23 Feb 2018 Papilio (Princeps) aegeus (Large Citrus Butterfly) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 19 Jan 2018 Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue eyes lacewing) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 3 Jan 2018 Pachydissus sp. (Pachydissus longhorn beetle) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 22 Dec 2017 Cyclochila australasiae (Greengrocer, Yellow Monday, Masked devil) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 20 Dec 2017 Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 11 Dec 2017 Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 9 Dec 2017 Catocheilus sp. (Smooth flower wasp) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 26 Nov 2017 Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 19 Aug 2017 Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 6 Aug 2017 Anthela repleta (Anthela repleta) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 27 Mar 2017 Macrolepiota sp. at Barragga Bay, NSW - 24 Mar 2017 Orthorhinus cylindrirostris (Elephant weevil) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 20 Mar 2017 Amanita sp. at Barragga Bay, NSW - 20 Mar 2017 Rhipidura rufifrons (Rufous Fantail) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 17 Mar 2017 Cruria synopla at Barragga Bay, NSW - 16 Mar 2017 Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 15 Mar 2017
Bolete sp. (A Bolete) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 7 Mar 2018
Eudocima fullonia at Barragga Bay, NSW - 23 Feb 2018
Paroplites australis (Banksia longicorn beetle) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 23 Feb 2018
Papilio (Princeps) aegeus (Large Citrus Butterfly) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 19 Jan 2018
Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue eyes lacewing) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 3 Jan 2018
Pachydissus sp. (Pachydissus longhorn beetle) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 22 Dec 2017
Cyclochila australasiae (Greengrocer, Yellow Monday, Masked devil) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 20 Dec 2017
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 11 Dec 2017
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 9 Dec 2017
Catocheilus sp. (Smooth flower wasp) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 26 Nov 2017
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 19 Aug 2017
Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 6 Aug 2017
Anthela repleta (Anthela repleta) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 27 Mar 2017
Macrolepiota sp. at Barragga Bay, NSW - 24 Mar 2017
Orthorhinus cylindrirostris (Elephant weevil) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 20 Mar 2017
Amanita sp. at Barragga Bay, NSW - 20 Mar 2017
Rhipidura rufifrons (Rufous Fantail) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 17 Mar 2017
Cruria synopla at Barragga Bay, NSW - 16 Mar 2017
Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Barragga Bay, NSW - 15 Mar 2017

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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