Fuscous Swallowtail (on Pink Limeberry)

Fuscous Swallowtail

(Graphium choredon)

Fuscous Swallowtail is also known as the Northern Citrus butterfly, the Capaneus butterfly and the Canopus butterfly. It inhabits drier rainforests and monsoon forests (vine forest and deciduous vine thicket), mainly in coastal and subcoastal lowlands from Cape York Peninsular to Northern New South Wales where the native food plants grow.

Host Plant:

Pink Lime Berry tree , (Glycosmis trifoliata). This plant can also host the Orchard Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio aegeus) which is depicted on this sign.

Learn more about the Fuscous Swallowtail in the book entitled Create More Butterflies by Frank Jordan & Helen Schwencke which is available from Earthling Enterprises