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Large Citrus Butterfly at Barragga Bay, NSW

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Papilio (Princeps) aegeus at Barragga Bay, NSW - 19 Jan 2018
Papilio (Princeps) aegeus at Barragga Bay, NSW - 19 Jan 2018

Identification history

Swallowtail (Papilionidae) Papilio (Princeps) aegeus 19 Jan 2018 KerriLee
Swallowtail (Papilionidae) Papilio (Princeps) aegeus 19 Jan 2018 narelle

Author's notes

Its been in this form for two days

4 comments

KerriLee wrote:
   19 Jan 2018
Wow ... this is very nice. I wondered at the bright green colour, as the one I've observed previously had a very brown pupa. And I've just read that the pupa of this species can be EITHER "green with yellowish highlights or brown, the colour matching the background" (Orr & Kitchen, The Butterflies of Australia. 2010). Yours is clearly 'camouflaged' against the blue cloth :)
narelle wrote:
   19 Jan 2018
I just added a side view photo taken today. I wonder if it will still do its thing
KerriLee wrote:
   19 Jan 2018
I'm sure it is. This is the classic hanging stance that the pupa uses ... suspended by the two threads. The caterpillar-pupa-butterfly we monitored (in 2016) pupated on 6th April and eclosed on 1st May. Yours might develop faster, as they may well be temperature-dependent. Keep an eye on it :)
narelle wrote:
   20 Jan 2018
Oh , I see. It could take weeks. Yes sure , I will keep an eye on it. : }

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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 - 16 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 - 16 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

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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