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  Lime Swallowtail

 

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A Lime Swallowtail, also commonly known as Common Lime Butterfly, Small Citrus Butterfly, Chequered Swallowtail, Dingy Swallowtail and Lemon Butterfly, and with the scientific designation Papilio demoleus.

 

This species of butterfly has a wingspan of about 6.5 to 7 centimeters and can commonly be found in open country, usually around flowers, but seldom near water. Despite its common name, it lacks any tails. Typically, it has a single eyespot on the underside of each of the hind-wings.

 

  Lime Swallowtail

 

  Lime Swallowtail

 

Its body is white, with a black band above and black lines along the length of the abdomen, while its antennae are black, and its legs black with white. See also List of Thai Insect Names.

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