Orchard Swallowtail, Papilio (Princeps) aegeus aegeus

Helena Scott1850/1870

Australian Museum

Australian Museum
Sydney, Australia

“In some seasons the perfect insects are so numerous that 8 or 9 may be captured at one sweep of the hand net .… The specimens figured were taken at a time when they were not only plentiful, but large in size, and perfect in plumage.” Description from an unpublished manuscript for AW Scott, ’Australian Lepidoptera and their Transformations’, (1864-1898).


  • Title: Orchard Swallowtail, Papilio (Princeps) aegeus aegeus
  • Creator: Helena Scott
  • Date: 1850/1870
  • Medium: Watercolour painting

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