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Swallowtail (Papilionidae)Papilio (Princeps) aegeus

Large Citrus Butterfly at Bermagui, NSW

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Papilio (Princeps) aegeus at Bermagui, NSW - 22 Mar 2019
Papilio (Princeps) aegeus at Bermagui, NSW - 22 Mar 2019

Identification history

Swallowtail (Papilionidae) Papilio (Princeps) aegeus 23 Mar 2019 Paul Whitington
Unidentified 23 Mar 2019 Jackie Lambert

Author's notes

10 cm wing

3 comments

   23 Mar 2019
Great shots, Jackie! You’ve managed to capture the female ovipositing. The citrus leaves in your photos (are they lemon or lime trees?) are some of the favourite food plants of the larvae of this butterfly species. But they have also been reported to feed on native plants in the same family (Rutaceae) as the lemon tree, such as the Sandfly Zieria (https://atlasoflife.naturemapr.org/Community/Species/Sightings/19286)
   23 Mar 2019
It was landed on a cumquat but next to a lemon and lime.
   23 Mar 2019
That’s interesting, Loki! Cumquats are Rutaceae as well, so that fits.

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 22 Mar 2019 12:13 PM Recorded on
  • Jackie Lambert Recorded by
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