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)
RutaceaeToddalia asiatica (Food plant)
RutaceaeVepris bachmannii (Food plant)
RutaceaeVepris nobilis (Food plant)
RutaceaeZanthoxylum capense (Food plant)
Literature:

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Papilio demodocus demodocus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400450, retrieved 14 June 2021

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