Observations on the Life History of the Citrus King Page

Victor C. Quesnel


In Trinidad there are two very similar black and yellow butterflies that are caiied by the name King Page. Kaye lists only the larger of them, Papilio thoas neacles Roths & Jord., whose caterpillars feed on leaves of Piper emarginatum and Piper tuberculatum; the smaller is Papilio cresphontes Cram. whose caterpillars feed on the leaves of citrus plants. The life history of the latter is documented here.

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