Sunday, May 31, 2015

Citrus Swallowtail

Citrus Swallowtail
Watercolor, Pen and Ink on Arches 140lb. Hot Press
Matted in a 5x7'' Ivory Matt
Papilio xuthus

First introduced in Hawaii in 1971 from Japan or Guam, this is the only variety of swallowtail found on the Hawaiian Islands.  The larvae of this butterfly feed on plants from the citrus family.  

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