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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.
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Prey / Diet

Aegle marmelos (Indian bael)[1]
Citrus aurantiifolia (lime)[1]
Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[1]
Citrus australis (Australian round lime)[2]
Citrus japonica (sour orange)[1]
Citrus limon (lemon)[1]
Citrus maxima (shaddock)[1]
Citrus medica (citron)[1]
Citrus microcarpa (round kumquat)[1]
Cullen australasicum <Unverified Name>[2]
Cullen balsamicum <Unverified Name>[2]
Cullen cinereum <Unverified Name>[2]
Cullen patens <Unverified Name>[2]
Cullen pustulatum <Unverified Name>[2]
Cullen tenax <Unverified Name>[2]
Flindersia brayleyana (Queensland maple)[1]
Psoralea pinnata (Dally Pine)[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 2Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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