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Orchard Swallowtail ..Papilio aegeus ,on a Pentas plant.


By Pitta

Orchard Swallowtail ..Papilio aegeus ,on a Pentas plant. (Paoilio aegeus)

Avery common butterfly ,called the citrus butterfly as they lay their eggs on any citrus tree. The tree can have hundreds of caterpillars on it,Don't seem to worry the tree at all.

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Beautiful colours :~)

19 Nov, 2009


Utterly charming Pitta. I can just see the wing movement.

4 Dec, 2009


Having butterflies in the garden is joyful . I am adding new plants every year that attract butterflies.I have counted over 50 different species over the years I've lived here

4 Dec, 2009


I love butterflies Pitta. Though I think it is a wee bit unfair for you to over 50 different speices. Can you ask some of them to come to my garden.

6 Dec, 2009


I shall issue them an invitation to leave and fly to your garden only 25 mind I need some as well.

6 Dec, 2009

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