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Papilio anactus (Small citrus butterfly)

Wikipedia Abstract

Papilio anactus, the dainty swallowtail, dingy swallowtail or small citrus butterfly is a medium-sized butterfly from the family Papilionidae, that is endemic to Australia. For protection against predators, this non-poisonous butterfly mimics the poisonous male Cressida cressida, another swallowtail butterfly that obtains its toxic properties through its host plant, the Dutchman's pipe.
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Prey / Diet

Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[1]
Citrus australasica (Australian finger lime)[2]
Citrus australis (Australian round lime)[2]
Citrus glauca (Australian desert lime)[2]
Citrus inodora[1]
Citrus limon (lemon)[1]
Citrus trifoliata (hardy orange)[3]
Geijera parviflora (Native Willow)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Cerococcus stellatus (star scale)1
Duplaspidiotus spinosus1
Fiorinia geijeriae1
Lecanodiaspis eremocitri1
Leonardaspis wilga1
Octaspidiotus subrubescens1
Rastrococcus stolatus1
Remotaspidiotus reconditus1





Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
3Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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