Orchard Swallowtail (on Native Ash)

Orchard Swallowtail

(Papilio aegeus)

The Orchard Swallowtail is found in all Australian states except Tasmania and Western Australia, but is generally found in eastern Australia, most commonly in Queensland. During summer it can reach as far as Victoria. A sub-species is found in Papua New Guinea and Thursday Island. Also known as Large Citrus Butterfly.

Host Plant:

The Native Ash trees(Flindersia spp), which grow in New Guinea, Australia and New Caledonia.

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