Sighting

Amy Akers 4 Mar 2017

Papilio anactus? (Dingy Swallowtail Butterfly)

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Sighted 3 Mar 2017
28 Gretana Cres, Frankston VIC 3199, Australia

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  • Amy Akers 4 March 2017
    Papilio Eleppone anactus
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Papilionidae: Papilio Eleppone: anactus
    Common Names: Butterfly, Papilionids, Dainty Swallowtail, Dingy Swallowtail
    Amy Akers says

    Approximately 35mm long feeding from the leaf of a grapefruit tree. Covered in 2 rows of fleshy black spikes with a pale blue spot at the base of spike. Brown-coloured body was covered in orange, cream and pale blue spots.

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