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Swallowtail (Papilionidae)Papilio aegeus

Orchard Swallowtail at Spence, ACT

Papilio aegeus at Spence, ACT - 5 Feb 2019

Identification history

Swallowtail (Papilionidae) Papilio aegeus 15 Apr 2019 SuziBond
Swallowtail (Papilionidae) Papilio aegeus 11 Apr 2019 MatthewFrawley
Unidentified 11 Apr 2019 Watermilli

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Author's notes

It was a coolish summer morning when I cut down some Cotoneaster and found this butterfly motionless, even though the branch had been shaken with sawing and then landed on the ground. Gone later in the day, when it warmed up, of course.

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Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Spence, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by Watermilli
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Coreidae (family) (Coreid plant bug) at Spence, ACT - 3 Jan 2019 by Watermilli
Ectropis excursaria (Common Bark Moth) at Spence, ACT - 1 Jan 2019 by Watermilli
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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • Cotoneaster Associated plant
  • 50mm or larger Animal size
  • 5 Feb 2019 Recorded on
  • Watermilli Recorded by

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