Checkered Swallowtail (Papilio demoleus)

The checkered swallowtail, also called the common lime butterfly is one of the most common swallowtails in the world. According to one article, the first confirmation of this butterfly in the Western Hemisphere was in spring of 2004 in the Dominican Republic, which would seem to indicate a rather sudden and surprising spread of this species as it is currently seen commonly on the island, feeding at flower bushes.

Adult

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Chrysalis

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