|Very Common. It is perhaps the most
widely distributed swallowtail in the world.
It is to be found in savannahs, fallow lands, gardens,
evergreen and semi-evergreen forests and shows a
preference for stream and riverbeds.
This butterfly is an avid mud-puddler and visitor of
flowers. It basks with its wings held wide open on tufts
of grass, herbs and generally keeps within a metre above
the ground, even on cloudy days. It relies on its quick
flight for escape.
The egg is round and light yellowish in colour.