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Papilio demoleus (Checkered lime swallowtail)

Synonyms: Papilio demoleus libanius; Papilio demoleus pictus; Papilio demoleus sthenelinus

Wikipedia Abstract

Papilio demoleus is a common and widespread swallowtail butterfly. The butterfly is also known as the common lime butterfly, lemon butterfly, lime swallowtail, small citrus butterfly, chequered swallowtail, dingy swallowtail and citrus swallowtail. These common names refer to their host plants, which are usually citrus species such as the cultivated lime. Unlike most swallowtail butterflies, it does not have a prominent tail.
View Wikipedia Record: Papilio demoleus

Prey / Diet

Aegle marmelos (Indian bael)[1]
Chloroxylon faho[2]
Citrus aurantiifolia (lime)[1]
Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[1]
Citrus australis (Australian round lime)[3]
Citrus grandis (shaddock)[1]
Citrus hystrix (kaffir lime)[2]
Citrus japonica (sour orange)[1]
Citrus limon (lemon)[1]
Citrus medica (citron)[1]
Citrus microcarpa (round kumquat)[1]
Citrus reticulata (tangerine)[2]
Clausena excavata[2]
Cullen australasicum <Unverified Name>[3]
Cullen balsamicum <Unverified Name>[3]
Cullen cinereum <Unverified Name>[3]
Cullen corylifolium (Bodi)[2]
Cullen patens <Unverified Name>[3]
Cullen pustulatum <Unverified Name>[3]
Cullen tenax <Unverified Name>[3]
Flindersia brayleyana (Queensland maple)[1]
Glycosmis pentaphylla[2]
Limahlania crenulata[2]
Murraya koenigii (curryleaftree)[2]
Psoralea cinerea (Annual Verbine)[2]
Psoralea leucantha[2]
Psoralea pinnata (Dally Pine)[3]
Psoralea tenax[2]
Ruta angustifolia[2]
Ruta graveolens (common rue)[2]
Toddalia asiatica (orange climber)[2]
Triphasia trifolia (lime berry)[2]
Zanthoxylum nitidum[2]
Zanthoxylum scandens[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Dierenpark Emmen
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Tropical Butterfly House
Zoo de Santillana y Parque Cuaternario


Australia; China; Laos; Singapore; Thailand; Vietnam;



Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
2Jorrit 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.
3Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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