Orchard Swallowtail Papilio aegeus

The female Orchard Swallowtail. This magnificent species of Swallowtail has a blackish background with red, white and blue chevrons. This Orchard Swallowtail is variable over its range and is found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia. We occasionally breed this species on Choisya and Lemon.

Name:Orchard Swallowtail

Latin: Papilio aegeus

Family: Papilioniidae

Origin: Queensland

Food plant: Citrus Family