Papilio demodocus demodocus - Citrus swallowtail

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Papilio demodocus
Papilio demodocus

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Maleme Dam Rest Camp entrance, Matobo National Park.

Species details:

Notes: Easily recognized from other Papilio spp by the absence of tails on the hindwings and the more spotted character of the wings.
Distribution: Common and widespread in southern Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
ApiaceaeDeverra burchellii (Food plant)
ApiaceaeFoeniculum vulgare (Food plant)
PtaeroxylaceaePtaeroxylon obliquum (Food plant)
RutaceaeCalodendrum capense (Food plant)
RutaceaeCitrus aurantium (Food plant)
RutaceaeCitrus limon (Food plant)
RutaceaeClausena anisata (Food plant)
RutaceaeOricia bachmannii (Food plant)
RutaceaeTeclea nobilis (Food plant)
RutaceaeToddalia asiatica (Food plant)
RutaceaeZanthoxylum capense (Food plant)

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Papilio demodocus demodocus., retrieved 26 November 2020

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