Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Papilio
Family: Papilionidae (Insecta/Lepidoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
demodocus
NOTES

A large, colourful butterfly with 2 blue, black and orange eyespots on the hind wings. The wingspan is about 85 mm. Young larvae look like bird droppings while larger larvae have a fork-shaped scent gland which they can exsert at the head end. Pupae look like dead leaves.


AUTHORITY
Esper, 1798
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: Patterned in bright yellow and black
Colour: Patterned
Common Name
Citrus swallowtail
Butterfly
Habitat
NOTES: Flies in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Papilio bennetti



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