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Swallowtail (Papilionidae)Papilio (Princeps) aegeus

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

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

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 19 Jan 2018 Recorded on
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