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Blue-banded Swallowtail

(Papilio nireus)

PHOTO: Blue-banded swallowtail butterfly
Native to: 

Southern Africa and Somalia

Plant Association: 

Larvae feed on plants in the Rutaceae family.

Interesting Fact: 

Males often settle on damp areas on logging roads in groups of 4 or 5 to drink mineralized moisture.

Photograph by: 
Anne Belmont