Biology and morphology of citrus butterfly Papilio demoleus Linnaeus (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) on acid lime
M Jahnavi, A Ramakrishna Rao and G Sarada
Biology studies of citrus butterfly, Papilio demoleus L. were carried out on acid lime. Adult female laid eggs singly or in groups of two to five on the under surface of tender leaves and also on tender twigs. The mean duration of the different stages viz., the egg period of 2.87 days, larval period of 17.53 days, pre-pupal period of 1.04 days, pupal period of 9.01 days, female adult longevity period of 6.75 days and male longevity period of 3.81 days respectively. The morphometric variations of different life stages of the citrus butterfly have been recorded.