Family Papilionidae PapilioninaeAn extremely difficult butterfly to catch as it prefers higher areas of the trees as well as not landing anywhere so I was lucky to be able to sweep this one out of the air as it flew by after trying for two weeks to catch it!! LOL!!A very large butterfly with a wingspan of 7.5 – 9cm.
It’s colours make it unmistakable to identify.
Found in most of the northern regions as well as a broad strip along the eastern coast as far south as Mossel Bay.
Info: Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa (Steve Woodhall)