Giant Swallowtail, Orangedog, Papilio cresphontes Cramer (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Papilionidae)
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McAuslane, Heather J. 2009. “Giant Swallowtail, Orangedog, Papilio Cresphontes Cramer (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Papilionidae): EENY-008/IN134, Rev. 9/2009”. EDIS 2009 (4). Gainesville, FL.


Revised! EENY-008, a 5-page illustrated fact sheet by H. J. McAuslane, is part of the Featured Creatures collection. It describes this striking, wonderfully “exotic”-looking butterfly that is very abundant in Florida, and whose larva is the well-known “orangedog” that is a minor pest of sweet orange and other members of the citrus family — its distribution, description, life cycle, host plants, biological control and other control methods. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, September 2009.

EENY-008/IN134: Giant Swallowtail, Orangedog, Papilio cresphontes Cramer (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) (
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