Papilio demoleus malayanus
|Common Name:||Lime Butterfly|
|Extant in countries:||•Singapore|
The butterfly is black with large yellow markings on the uppersides. The underside is predominantly yellow with black markings.
Habitat & Habits
The Lime Butterfly is a common butterfly in Singapore, and can be found as often around urban areas as well as parks, gardens and on the fringes of the nature areas. Anywhere there is a Lime Bush (Citrus), it is quite likely that one can find this butterfly near by.
The common Lime or Kalamansi is cultivated by many Singaporeans as a garnish to the local cuisine. The plant can therefore be found in many gardens and apartments. Where pesticides are not used, it is quite likely that the Lime Butterfly will lay her eggs on the Citrus plant.
Refer to the Butterflycircle's blog article - Life History of the Lime Butterfly
To be detailed.