|Positive ||debnes_dfw_tx ||On Mar 20, 2008, debnes_dfw_tx from Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a) wrote:
Very ornate swallowtail which flits from Africa, Madagascar, and Southern Saudi Arabia. Even though "called" a swallowtail, they do not actually sport a tail. Sexes are so similar it is difficult to tell apart except to actually witness the female ovipositing on larval host plant.
Their larval hosts include plants from Rutaceae such as: Aegle marmelos, Calodendrum capense, Citrus aurantium, Clausena anisata, Fagaropsis angolenses, Glycosmis pentaphylla, Teclea natalensis, Toddalia asiatica
Also from Umbelliferae: Athamanta, Foeniculum, Pituranthos
And Rhamnaceae: Ziziphus mauritiana