PAPILIONIDAE / SWALLOWTAILS

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Papilio demoleus / Chequered Swallowtail (Linnaeus 1758)

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Very invasive
Vagrant


Photo: Dora Valdez

The original habitat of this ivasive butterfly is Southern Asia and the Middle East but
it has proven to be highly adaptable and can be a threat to citrus trees.
P.demoleus has been sighted in the Caribbean in 2004, other sighting were in
Jamaica, Puerto Rico and recently in Grand Cayman.

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