On The Lemon Tree

Vanessa Barklay

Ravenshoe, Australia

Artist's Description

It has been great watching the life-cycle of the Orchard Swallowtail, these amazing protruberances come out of it’s head when threatened…

Canon PowerShot A480 as, from camera.
Far Nth Qld, Australia

Orchard Swallowtail Caterpillar 2

Orchard Swallowtail Caterpillar

Orchard Swallowtail Caterpillar Babies

Papilio aegeus, commonly known as the Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly or Large Citrus Butterfly is a butterfly from the Family Papilionidae found in Eastern Australia and Papua New Guinea.
It is the largest butterfly commonly found in Brisbane where there are many citrus trees, on which the larvae feed. Papilio aegeus can be found in every state in australia except Tasmania and Western Australia, but it is generally found in Eastern Australia. It is especially common in Queensland

Ravenshoe, Far Nth Queensland, Australia
Canon PowerShot A480 super macro setting.

FEATURED in Funny Critters Group – June 2010

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