Lime Butterfly Eggs

Lime Butterfly (Papilio demoleus malayanus) lay her eggs singly on the young leaves of the host plant (various Citrus species). The egg has a round shape and measuring about 1mm in diameter. Its color changes from white (transparent) to yellowish and then brown with the passage of time. The eggs take about six days to hatch.

Lime Butterfly (Papilio demoleus malayanus) Eggs

4 comments:

Foolish said...

is those eggs are real,
i never sawed this before

B.Held said...

Just a stunning capture!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Birdy, somehow eggs have escaped my notice. Yesterday I noticed two Common Mormon caterpillars on my lemon plant...wish I could've photographed the eggs too!

These are great shots. Are you documenting the entire series?

birdy said...

Thanks Foolish for the comment. Of course they are real.

Thanks B.Held for the comment and appreciation.

Thanks Kanak Hagjer for the comment and sharing your observations. Certainly, I'm trying to photograph all stages of the lime butterfly. Now I need pictures of a mature pupa and newly emerged butterfly. I missed the opportunity twice already.