FUSCOUS SWALLOWTAIL FACTS
The Fuscous Swallowtail is a large dark brown butterfly with thin white or yellow band on the forewings and a white or yellow band on the hindwings. The female is larger and lighter brown, with a blue, brown and orange patterned border outside the white band on the hindwings. The hindwings have a long lobed tail.
wingspan: male 85mm; female 91mm
rainforest and vine forest
larvae feed on various rainforest plants including Halfordia, Micromelum, Citrus and Murraya.
found along east coast of Australia from Cape York Peninsula to northern ?New South Wales. There is also a subspecies found in top end of Northern Territory and coastal regions of far north Western Australia
|Common Name:||Fuscous Swallowtail|
Relatives in same Genus
Orchard Swallowtail (P. aegeus)
Dainty Swallowtail (P. anactus)
Chequered Swallowtail (P. demoleus)
Christmas Swallowtail (P. memnon)
Ulysses Swallowtail (P. ulysses)