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Citrus Butterfly, Orange Dog, Christmas Butterfly (Papilio demodocus)

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Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Papilionidae (pap-ill-lee-ON-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Papilio (pap-ILL-ee-oh) (Info)
Species: demodocus

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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



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