Image: Adult male Orchard Butterfly

Adult male Orchard Butterfly

Adult male Orchard Butterfly, Papilio aegeus aegeus

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Martyn Robinson - 2.11 PM, 12 November 2009

That sounds interesting and I have not found any mention of this in the general notes for the species. Can you please post an image of the egg-laying - or even a short movie of it - using the upload function below the comments box? 

Thank you in advance

Martyn Robinson

kenwaite - 10.11 PM, 08 November 2009
I have a few citrus trees in my back garden and have observed the male dimorph laying eggs -does the female sometimes take the male colouring? cheers ken w

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