The Emerald Swallowtail, Papilio palinurus

Emerald Swallowtail

The Emerald Swallowtail, also known as the Banded Peacock or Emerald Peacock, is native to the primary forests of southeast Asia. This species gets its name from the bright emerald green band that runs across each of its dark greenish-black wings. The underside is black with orange and white spots along the hindwing edges. A wing span of 10 cm classifies the Emerald Swallowtail a medium to large sized butterfly.

The caterpillar of this species feeds on food plants in the rue and citrus family, Rutaceae.

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