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77a0368 – 4167.1   Papilio demoleus Linnaeus, 1758
             Lime Swallowtail
Distribution Data for Papilio demoleus
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Taxonomic Notes: Papilio demoleus Linnaeus, 1758 is recognized as an introduced species by Pelham (in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023). Formerly treated as an extralimital accidental import (reported from Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co., CA) in Pelham (2008), it has subsequently been repeatedly reported in southern California and larvae were found a citrus tree on Key West.
  • Hayden, J.E, K.M. Burnette, M.R. Moore, 2022. Pest Alert: Papilio demoleus, Lime Swallowtail, on Key West, Florida. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, FDACS-P-01665.
  • Pelham, J.P., 2008. A catalogue of the butterflies of the United States and Canada. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 40: 437.
  • The California Department of Food and Agriculture (Lime Swallowtail Pest Profile)

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