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Papilio demoleus Linnaeus, 1758 – Lime Swallowtail

Subspecies in India:

(1) Papilio demoleus demoleus Linnaeus, 1758 – Northern Lime Swallowtail. The species is also known as the Lime Butterfly.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Cullen corylifolium (Robinson et al. 2010; K. Kunte pers. obs. 2017), (Fabaceae). Ziziphus (Robinson et al. 2010), Tilia (Robinson et al. 2010) (Malvaceae). Ziziphus jujuba (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Rhamnaceae). Rutaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Acronychia pedunculata (Robinson et al. 2010), Aegle (Robinson et al. 2010), Aegle marmelos (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Chloroxylon swietenia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Citrus (Robinson et al. 2010), Citrus aurantiifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Citrus maxima (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Citrus sinensis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Glycosmis pentaphylla (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Limonia elephantum (Robinson et al. 2010), Murraya (Robinson et al. 2010), Murraya koenigii (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Ruta angustifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 20100, Ruta graveolens (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Toddalia trifoliata (Robinson et al. 2010) (Rutaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Papilionidae > Papilioninae > Papilionini > Papilio


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., H. Ogale, A. Bora, Manoj P., and T. Bhagwat. 2020. Papilio demoleus Linnaeus, 1758 – Lime Swallowtail. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.76. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/602/Papilio-demoleus
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