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:

Note: 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.
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Related plant species:
ApiaceaeDeverra burchellii (Food plant)
PtaeroxylaceaePtaeroxylon obliquum (Food plant)
RutaceaeZanthoxylum capense (Food plant)
Literature:

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Botswana: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Papilio demodocus demodocus.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400450, retrieved 14 December 2017

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