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Lemon Butterfly -Papilio demoleus-Papilioninae

Bali, Butterflies, vlinders, papillons, Lemon Butterfly , Papilio demoleus, Papilioninae
Native South East Asia   Wingspan 10-12 cm
Very Common. It is perhaps the most widely distributed swallowtail in the world.
It is to be found in savannahs, fallow lands, gardens, evergreen and semi-evergreen forests and shows a preference for stream and riverbeds.
This butterfly is an avid mud-puddler and visitor of flowers. It basks with its wings held wide open on tufts of grass, herbs and generally keeps within a metre above the ground, even on cloudy days. It relies on its quick flight for escape.
The egg is round and light yellowish in colour.
Favourite flowers
Lantana

Caterpillar feed on:

Aegle marmelos Citrus maxima
Citrus reticulata Citrus sinensis
Chloroxylon swietenia Clerodendrum paniculata
Glycosmis pentaphylla Murraya koenigii
Ruta graveolens

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