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Green-banded Swallowtail

Resident, common throughout southern Africa. Flies in summer months.

Family Name:
Papilio nireus lyaeus
Common Name:
Green-banded Swallowtail
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