Papilio melonius Butterfly

I got a few photos of the Jamaican butterfly, Papilio melonius. It is a subspecie of the Swallowtail butterfly which is endemic to Jamaica.

It was a bit difficult to get their photos since they never seem to pause, but here are two Papilio melonius butterflies mating. Papilio melonius Jamaican butterflyDuring their “quiet time”, they were visited by other Papilio melonius butterflies. Papilio melonius Jamaican butterfly Papilio melonius Jamaican butterflyThe Papilio melonius butterfly lays eggs on citrus trees, so our lime tree was filled with busy butterflies.

Here are a couple photos of these butterflies with their fluttering wings opened. Papilio melonius Jamaican butterfly Papilio melonius Jamaican butterfly

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