Papilio (Princeps) aegeus (Donovan, 1805)


Both male and female have black forewings with a white stripe, though there is more white overall on the female forewing. The hindwing is again black, and there is a white swath through the middle. Here the markings differ in that the female has chains of red to orange and blue crescents toward the edge. The markings on the underside are similar to those on top. The body is black.[2] The wing-span is about 140 millimetres (5.5 in) in females and 120 millimetres (4.7 in) in males,[3][4][5] making it rather large overall and the largest butterfly commonly seen in at least part of its range.[3] Despite being a swallowtail, which group derives its name from the distinctive tails on the hindwing, this characteristic is entirely absent.

100 - 120 mm140 mm
Garten Schwalbenschwanz
Large Citrus butterfly
Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly
Papilio de los Vergeles
Парусник эгей
果園美鳳蝶

Primary host-plants

FamilyLatin nameVernacular name
RutaceaeBoronia
CitrusCitrus
Clausena
Eriostemon
Flindersia
Geijera
Halfordia
Leionema
Micromelum
Philotheca
Zanthoxylum
Zieria

Known subspecies

SpeciesAuthorLocus typicus
Papilio (Princeps) aegeus aegatinusRothschild, 1908
Papilio (Princeps) aegeus aegeusDonovan, 1805
Papilio (Princeps) aegeus oberonGrose-Smith, 1897
Papilio (Princeps) aegeus oritasGodman & Salvin, 1879
Papilio (Princeps) aegeus ormenusGuérin-Méneville, 1830
Papilio (Princeps) aegeus othelloGrose-Smith, 1894
Papilio (Princeps) aegeus websteriGrose-Smith, 1894
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