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... the lime butterfly (papilio demoleus)

Updated: Dec 2, 2021

Named after its favourite spots or frequents; the lime butterfly or lemon swallowtail is perhaps the most widely distributed swallowtail in the world.

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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