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Papilio Demodocus (Spotted Butterfly)

Also known as the Citrus Swallowtail, the Papilio Demodocus butterfly is a common large black and pale yellow butterfly seen frequently in the gardens of South Africa and is considered a pest to citrus trees in the region.

Female butterflies of this species are larger than the males and have blue spots on their hindwings with orange on their outer sides as opposed to yellow that is found exclusively on the outer sides of males.


Photo taken at the butterfly house of The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, USA




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X22X Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
This is beautiful! I love it. Aww...butterflies. *Bats eyelids*

(I'm so behind right now...)
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Thank you Tracy! :)
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X22X Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
You're welcome, sugah. ;)
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judylee Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I am featuring this in my journal hope that is okay with you!
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
Thank you very much! :)
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judylee Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
The pleasure is mine, David!
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fineartbyandrewdavid Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Professional Photographer
Fantastic work David

i like butterflies too sadly i don't get these where i am oh and nature too
foxgloves like what is seen here [link] and here [link]
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Thank you very much Andrew!
I was lucky to find a few indoor butterfly houses in my area. These last three shots are from an exhibit of African butterflies.
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mzkate Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
ive featured this i hope you dont mind [link]
:hug::hug::hug::hug:
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
Thank you very much Kate! :hug:
I'm honored! :)
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mzkate Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome, happy christmas :santa:
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ruabuddha Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot David, you really are the crown prince of butterflies and mushrooms! :D
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
Thank you very much Wil, and here I thought I was the court jester! :)
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ruabuddha Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
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zoozee Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
CONGRATULATIONS !! ... You are featured with this art-work in this weeks : ART I ENJOYED THIS WEEK XII - my journal features !

Go take a look - there might be something for you to fave among the features :star:
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
Thank you so much Susanne! :hug:

:holly: Merry Christmas :holly:
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zoozee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
It is only my pleasure David my dear friend :heart:
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catemate Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
lover-ly xD
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
Thank you Cate! :D
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seascape21 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
:aww: Excellent shot!
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
Thank you very much Kate! :)
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seascape21 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
Anytime
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RRVISTAS Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
wonderful :clap:
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
Thank you Robert! :)
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Tavistock Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007   Photographer
Beautiful shot David - well done :clap:
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
Thank you Neal! :)
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WinDrift Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Hobbyist
wonderful David!!
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
Thank you Loretta! :D
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WinDrift Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Hobbyist
YOu are most welcome!
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Voracious-Vixen Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic shot David, great detail :D
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
Thank you very much Paula! :)
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Voracious-Vixen Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome :hug:
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CliveAyron Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Professional Photographer
A perfect shot my friend!!! :wow:
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
Thank you very much Clive! :)
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Buble Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No wonder someone featured this! It's excellent in photography.. and beautiful from Nature:winner:
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
:aww: Thank you Karen! :hug:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
wow, featured later today :clap:
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
:wow: Thank you very much Kris! :)
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
Very welcome :)
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lostlook Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
very beautiful shot :+fav: The colors of butterfly are amazing :)
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
Thank you very much! :hug:

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lostlook Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
my pleasure :)
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SpringlighT Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
great picture ... very crisp :butterflytwo:
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
Thank you very much Sophie! :hug:
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RickHaigh Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful shot, my friend..amazing detail.
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
Thank you very much Rik! :)
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RickHaigh Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome, my friend.. :)
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now-voyager Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
Very pretty - what kind is this?
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David-A-Wagner Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
Thank you Cindy! :)
Papilio Demodocus (Spotted Butterfly) also known as the Citrus Swallowtail.
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now-voyager Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
Beautiful butterfly. BugGuide has them listed as Papilio cresphontes - no mention of demodocus.
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