Common Lime Butterfly Life Cycle

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larva of common lime butterfly feeding on lemon tree.Firstly they resemble like bird droppings then transform into yellowish green or uniform green caterpillars

lime butterfly pupa

lime butterfly and the chrysalis. After hatching,the butterfly hangs upside down, flapping its wings to straighten and dry them.

The pumping action helps blood flow through the wings, too.

It takes about a day for the wings to fully harden, though the butterfly may be flying within an hour or two.

Female adult lime butterfly

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