Steenbok Nature Reserve
Common NameFamily Name
Green-banded SwallowtailPapilio nireus lyaeus

Male upperside                                                              Male underside

Resident, common throughout southern Africa. Flies in summer months.
Wingspan 75-95 mm. Male and female similar.
Flies throughout the day. Strong flier, rarely stops at flowers. Breeds on lemon trees.
Larval foodplants
Calodendrum capense, Vepris lanceolata, Zanthoxyllum capense