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Orchard Swallowtail. | by Greg Miles
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Orchard Swallowtail.

Another minor pest of Citrus trees, although I never begrudge them a few leaves here and there. The larvae eat from the Rutaceae family which includes quite a number of native species. I think that they must have been thrilled when Europeans introduced citrus into the country. This one is a female.

 

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Taken on March 30, 2008