Chequered swallowtail
Papilio demolius

A migratory butterfly common and widespread in the northern parts of the state, but now only an irregular visitor to Adelaide. It can be found in the hills along creek lines where the caterpillars feed on scurf peas(Cullen sp.).

Key Facts

Family:papilionidae
Size (Male):72mm
Size (Female):75mm
Mature Larva Length:45mm
Months of Flight:jan, feb, mar, apr, may, sep, oct, nov, dec
Abundance:uncommon
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