Saturday, April 17, 2010

Common Lime

Common Lime Butterfly (Papilio demoleus)

The Common Lime Butterfly (Papilio demoleus) is a common and widespread Swallowtail butterfly. It gets its name from its host plants which are usually citrus species such as the lime. Unlike most swallowtail butterflies it does not have a prominent tail. Other names for the butterfly include the Lemon Butterfly, the Small Citrus Butterfly, the Chequered Swallowtail and the Dingy Swallowtail.

1 comment:

  1. thank you for adding the name of common lime to that beautifull butterfly